Tag Archives: AP Style

Advice from veteran sports writer Tommy Deas

 Tommy Deas, executive sports editor at The Tuscaloosa News and former president of the Associated Press Sports Editors, offered terrific advice to students attending the College Media Mega Workshop here in Minneapolis. Deas regularly mentors young students, which was evident … Continue reading

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Using team nicknames correctly

Here’s another AP Sports quiz that focuses primarily on letters H-P, but the aspect I will hit hardest is the proper use of pronouns related to schools, cities and nicknames – a problem that arises frequently in stories. In the quiz, I erroneously inserted … Continue reading

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AP sports style quizzes should test more than usage

Let’s face it: Associated Press Style is not as important as it used to be when print dominated the media landscape. But let’s also not be naive: understanding key terms and their proper spelling remains essential for all who seek to become … Continue reading

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Test students for sports terms, style

Students are always going to stumble over coverage of sports events, especially on deadline, such as finding the best angles, selecting appropriate quotes, structuring stories effectively, asking probing questions, and determining key trends and plays. That’s part of the learning … Continue reading

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