An Associated Press partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt means a dictionary that seemed dormant has reemerged as a useful tool for journalists, copyeditors and whoever uses the Associated Press Stylebook.
The print edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary had not been updated in years when Houghton Mifflin bought the title from Wiley & Sons a year ago. This week, the Associated Press Stylebook integrated an updated version of WNW into its online toolkit.
Author Alice Munro, 82, fits neatly into the stereotype of an unassuming Canadian, according to Margaret Atwood., the other giant of Canadian literature. The Nobel prize committee tweeted this early Thursday morning:
Book platform Oyster launched this month and was immediately hailed as a game-changer in the way we consume books. The subscription service, similar to Netflix or Spotify, gives readers access to a huge library of books for reading whenever they like, up to 10 titles at a time.
The tension of a spelling bee is lessened when you can actively root against contestants, something frowned upon in middle school. But the National Press Club’s Centennial Spelling Bee this week pitted Washington journalists against lawmakers from each party, and eventually, women against men.
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia emerged nonpareil on the stage, correctly spelling nonpareil to defeat Rebecca Sinderbrand of Politico.