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belief systems


Do not conflate religion with belief systems.

Name and describe the specific practices of a religion or belief system when relevant to a story’s news value. A religion is a formal belief system, but not all belief systems are religions.


Precise references promote reader clarity and source dignity.

blue collar/white collar

This is a deviation from AP Style.


Do not use these terms to describe types of jobs. When relevant, provide precise descriptions of jobs, including local context, information about pay and working conditions.


The terms are outdated, imprecise and force readers to make assumptions. Precise descriptions of jobs and working conditions promote reader clarity and source dignity.