Who is ‘they?’ In new AP Stylebook, it can be singular and other news from here and there

The singular, gender-neutral ‘they’ added to the Associated Press Stylebook The Associated Press Stylebook, arguably the foremost arbiter of grammar and word choice in journalism, has added an entry for “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun in its latest edition. “We stress that it’s usually possible to write around that,” Paula Froke, lead editor for the Associated Press Stylebook, said […]

Online Media Campus has webinar offerings as well

      Online Media Campus is another partner of KPA in offering webinars and I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of some April webinars coming up. We had these in On Second Thought a couple of weeks ago so this is a reminder of these sessions.  

ASNE argues for First Amendment right to record police

ASNE joined 62 other media organizations and companies in an amicus brief, which asks the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to hold, for the first time, that there is a First Amendment-based right to record the activities of the police.  The brief stems from a case involving Doug Higginbotham, a photojournalist who was arrested while shooting […]

Labor pick questions salary threshold legality, says Overtime Rule proposal goes too far

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor’s final Overtime Rule is currently enjoined nationwide. The injunction was promptly appealed by the DOL. The Department is now in the middle of the briefing process, with a due date of May 1, 2017. By that time, President Trump Labor Secretary nominee Alex Acosta will certainly be confirmed. In his March 22, […]

How editors can identify hidden bias in language

A group of editors attending the ACES 2017 national conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., discuss ways to identify the hidden bias in language, the distinction between “inclusive” and “politically correct” language, how style guides can’t be a replacement for human judgment, and that words and language choices matter. Click on “ways to identify the hidden bias” language above to move […]