Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:51

AP launches its first Spanish-language Stylebook: Web-based guide aims for consistent Spanish usage across Latin America and U.S.

The Associated Press will launch a new Spanish-language Stylebook for universal use by publishers, broadcasters and readers from all Spanish-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Latin America and the United States.

Manual de Estilo Online de la AP is a Web-based, searchable, customizable Stylebook with a comprehensive list of thousands of the most common standardized Spanish terms, some translated from the well-established English AP Stylebook and the majority written especially for Spanish writers and editors. AP will begin selling Manual de Estilo Online de la AP to customers of its Spanish news services beginning Nov. 19, and will mark the launch that same evening with a panel discussion in New York about Spanish writing style.

Panelists: Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision Communications Inc.; Edward Schumacher-Matos, ombudsman for NPR and founder of Rumbo Newspapers/Meximerica Media, a chain of four Spanish-language dailies in Texas and J-School Professor; Sigal Ratner-Arias, entertainment editor, AP Spanish Service, and Tom Kent, AP’s deputy managing editor for standards and production. Moderator will be Alejandro Manrique, AP deputy editor for Latin America and director of the AP Spanish Service and J-School 2000 grad.

6 pm, Monday Nov. 19, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), in Manhattan. To attend RSVP at
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