August 19, 2014

IT’S ALL IN THE LANGUAGE: Yes, AP Violated Its Style Guide to Refer to Michael Brown, 18 as a ‘Youth.’

Here’s what my 2001 AP Broadcast Handbook says:

youth Don’t use it; people don’t talk that way. Use man or woman for individuals 18 and older, teenager, boy, or girl for people aged 13-18.

So there.

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