Monday, March 23, 2009

AP Stylebook Update - Datelines

One other major update recently was a vastly expanded list of international cities that in datelines and in copy no longer require the country name to follow. The list is below, with the new entries in bold (I've thrown in the domestic list as well, which did not change, so you have a handy all-in-one reference):

Domestic
ATLANTA
BALTIMORE, BOSTON
CHICAGO, CINCINNATI, CLEVELAND
DALLAS, DENVER, DETROIT
HONOLULU, HOUSTON
INDIANAPOLIS
LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES
MIAMI, MILWAUKEE, MINNEAPOLIS
NEW ORLEANS, NEW YORK
OKLAHOMA CITY
PHILADELPHIA, PHOENIX, PITTSBURGH
ST. LOUIS, SALT LAKE CITY, SAN ANTONIO, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE
WASHINGTON

International
AMSTERDAM
BAGHDAD, BANGKOK, BEIJING, BEIRUT, BERLIN, BOGOTA, BRUSSELS
CAIRO, COPENHAGEN
DJIBOUTI, DUBLIN
FRANKFURT
GENEVA, GIBRALTAR, GUATEMALA CITY
HAMBURG, HAVANA, HELSINKI, HONG KONG
ISLAMABAD, ISTANBUL
JERUSALEM, JOHANNESBURG
KABUL, KUWAIT CITY
LONDON, LUXEMBOURG
MACAU, MEXICO CITY, MILAN, MADRID, MONACO, MONTREAL, MOSCOW,   MUNICH
NEW DELHI
OSLO, OTTAWA
PANAMA CITY, PARIS, PRAGUE
QUEBEC CITY
RIO DE JANEIRO, ROME
SAN MARINO, SAO PAULO, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, STOCKHOLM, SYDNEY
TOKYO, TORONTO
VATICAN CITY, VIENNA
ZURICH

(If you had an early list, Vancouver also was on it until someone thought better of it and said, oops, there's that pesky Vancouver, Wash., too.)

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3 Comments:

At 5/1/09, 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! Just what I needed for a press release that I'm writing from home.

 
At 5/13/13, 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say I am quoting people from three different places around the world in a news release for an international audience.

When mentioning locations, do I use U.K. or England after the institution name?

Secondly, for Charleston, W.Va., since I am using Australia for Newcastle, New South Wales, it would seem even-handed to mention the country for W. Va. too -- but I don't know if I spell out United States in identifying a location (tantamount to a postal address), or even use U.S.A., do you?

Thank you!

 
At 5/14/13, 1:32 AM, Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Ah yes, life never can be simple, eh (grin)?

U.K. vs. England - That's up to you. Some audiences prefer one over the other - you're the best judge, knowing your intended audience.

I think U.S. or U.S.A. makes sense for consistency. Again, it's your choice. I have seen both.

 

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