Short guide to acronyms, including capitalization, use of periods, articles and more
The basics of Associated Press style from Boston University's College of Communications.
The Associated Press Stylebook was created specifically for journalists, the target audience of The Chicago Manual of Style is much broader — all writing and writers.
PoynterOnline's Chip Scanlan on the history of the classic structure for hard-news stories.
A lead (also known as a lede) is the first paragraph or several paragraphs of a story, be it a blog entry or a long article. Its mission is to catch readers' attention and draw them in.
A good place to learn about journalists' rights and responsibilities is the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is widely used in newsrooms and classrooms as a guide for ethical behavior.