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Reporters Get New Guidance on Disability Lingo
March 25, 2013
Source: Disability Scoop
Officials behind the influential Associated Press Stylebook say they’ve added a new entry for “mental illness.” The addition to the guide — which is relied upon by reporters at news outlets nationwide — advises journalists not to mention a diagnosis of autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other mental disorders unless it is germane to the story and properly sourced.
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