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AP Style-State Abbreviations, Advisory,0120

Posted by bbeene85 on April 16, 2010

The Associated Press has decided to postpone plans to change its style on state abbreviations, pending further review.
We will continue to use state abbreviations in datelines and stories. We will also continue to use Canadian provinces in datelines.
We had proposed, as of May 15, spelling out the names of U.S. states in all stories and datelines where a city is followed by a state name. We had also proposed dropping the practice of including names of Canadian provinces in datelines.
The intention was to create a consistent and universal style for international as well as domestic use. We appreciate feedback we have received from members and will continue to review the proposed style changes.
The AP


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