Two beams of light represent the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center during the 2004 memorial of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Photo by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2004-September-11
AP releases a new ‘situational stylebook’ covering 9/11

With media gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the wire service wants to make sure reporters are on the same page.

Two beams of light represent the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center during the 2004 memorial of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Photo by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2004-September-11

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, a lot of journalists will be searching the Internet to remind themselves of the specifics of that awful day.

Add to that a new crop of young reporters who were in school when the attacks occurred, and a lot of crusty older editors—any who haven’t been laid off, anyway—may be bracing themselves for questions about what happened when.

Enter AP, with a new “situational stylebook” dedicated to 9/11, Nieman Journalism Lab reports.

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