Posted on 09/03/2019 at 11:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Since we left journalism, it seems like each update to AP style has been a microphone-dropping one.

Or, as we can now say, a microphone dropping one — if you think that reads clearly and unambiguously.

As the AP tweeted last week:

The Digital Reader, who called this to our attention, is arguing in favor of the update, calling it a pragmatic rule that just accepts normal usage and reduces drama.

We’re open to hearing your objections, however, mostly since we don’t have skin in this game anymore!

Categories: Behind the scenes

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