Quick Guides to AP and Chicago Styles

In order to provide uniformity and consistency, UTIA materials use one of two style guides for rules on punctuation, capitalization, word choice and formatting.

Associated Press (AP) Stylebook

Associated Press (AP) Stylebook rules are utilized for the following:

  • News releases
  • Media advisories
  • All UT Extension publications (SP, PB, W, D)
  • Social media content

AP Style Quick Guide (Word)

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Style is utilized for the following:

  • Land, Life and Science Magazine
  • Cultivate Magazine
  • Newsletters
  • Internal communications
  • Printed marketing materials (brochures, postcards, flyers, posters)
  • UTIA Website and pages

Chicago Style Quick Guide (Word)