AP adds stylebook entry: It’s HuffPost not HuffPo

The latest AP stylebook update includes entries on Abbottabad, the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces; Pyeongchang, the South Korea city hosting Olympic Winter Games in 2018; and there’s an entry for Huffington Post.

Huffington Post
The Huffington Post news website is affiliated with AOL. It’s HuffPost in shortened form.

Journalists have been referring to the site as HuffPo. Will we adapt to AP style? There are older entries in the stylebook for Yahoo (“Do not use the exclamation point in the formal corporate name”) and AOL.

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  • http://twitter.com/dalton_matt Matt Dalton

    H.R. Huffnstuff

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZ5SGEXKTFUX4IXNBLHZZAKDNY Ned Reid

    Sure it’s not HoPost???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JFEB2GU7Y2ZYVDSDEZRY3N2L5Y DRG

    Actually Dahlinks it’s HoPo. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53YAPDXSTIGEDINDXF46CAB7ZY voted against carter

    hey ya stupid libratards,.. Sorry ya dingle barei’s,… it IS huffpo. And ya all say’n it is somth’n else won’t change that.

    huffpo.

  • Anonymous

    internet lowercase or caps? When will AP rule on this?
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0714/Four-reasons-why-American-media-should-lowercase-Internet/Usage-should-reflect-how-we-think-about-the-online-world

    Four reasons why American media should lowercase ‘Internet’

    It hasn’t happened yet in the lower 48, Alaska, or Hawaii, but it’s bound to happen soon: major style guides lowercasing the word “Internet.” And on that day when the style desks of The New York Times and the Associated Press finally issue a press release about the need to start lowercasing Internet in all news articles, headlines, and blogs, we will know that America has finally woken up to web-based reality. We don’t capitalize words like Radio or Television or Motion Pictures anymore, do we? Once, of course, we did. Now, we know better. However, regarding the Internet, we are still behind the curve, behind the British, lost in capitalization land. The Guardian and the BBC websites got it right, long ago. We need to play catch up. Now.Here are four reasons to lowercase “Internet”:
    - Dan Bloom

  • Anonymous

    What I want to know is when the AP stylebook is going to say that we should start lowercasing the word “internet” now as the Brits already do. Caps for Internet is plain wrong now. Can you ask Ted Anthony and his team when they will go down to lowercase? The world is waiting! See my recent oped in the CSM.