AP changes to 'website' (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Apr 21 14:50:47 UTC 2010

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Taylor Kate Brown
> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:06 PM
> Subject: AP changes to 'website'
> I'm a Columbia journalism student working on an reported opinion piece
> the rationale behind the copyediting styles of Web site and Internet.

What is a "reported opinion piece"?   When I took journalism, there were
news articles, feature articles, and signed and unsigned editorials.
But that was some time ago.

> Then
> last Friday, the AP shocked me by actually changing their style to
> "website". From what I understand about the background of both words,
> there
> was a stronger case for keeping Web capitalized, but not Internet.
> What's
> everyone's thoughts on this change? Why not de-capitalize Internet at
> the
> same time? And for whom is AP relevant for? Readers or simply to clear
> up
> confusion at large media outlets?
> Thanks,
> Taylor Kate Brown
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> tkatebrown at gmail.com
> www.taylorkatebrown.com
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