AP sets rules about using ‘alt-right’

AP, the guide most journalists use for writing and style, came through with the candor and transparency we hope to see in journalism, not holding back in its usage guidance around the term “alt-right”:

“Alt-right” (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be used in quotes or modified as in the “self-described” or “so-called alt-right” in stories discussing what the movement says about itself.

Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.

via AP Definitive Source | Writing about the ‘alt-right’

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