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The Global Press Style Guide

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belief systems

Rule:

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.

Rationale:

Precise references promote reader clarity and source dignity.

blue collar/white collar

This is a deviation from AP Style.

Rule:

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.

Rationale:

The terms are outdated, imprecise and force readers to make assumptions.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