During class, Professor Nixon called in a podcast called “The Hobson and Holtz Report,” asking why it was so important to use AP Style when writing. I learned that the AP Style is not the only style that people follow. In America, journalists have a few different options. For instance, New York Times uses “The New York Times Manual.” Other types of journalistic styles are “The Chicago Manual of Style,” “ACS Style,” “The Elements of Style” and the “MLA Handbook,” just to name a few. I found it surprising that different countries have their own styles. I thought the styles were a standard by which journalism as a whole went by. I would like to find out more on the reasons different journalistic publications choose to use a certain style.
The Hobson and Holtz Report February 4, 2010