Posts by Pam Blair


As COVID-19 spread worldwide and altered life as we knew it, our language also changed. We needed words and phrases to describe things we had never thought about before 2020. To foster consistency in news reporting, The Associated Press released a coronavirus guide this spring.

Pioneer Senior Editor Pam Blair, CCC, shares three key takeaways from The AP Stylebook’s coronavirus guide for communicators navigating pandemic-triggered language changes. Learn when to use coronavirus versus COVID-19, what terms to avoid, how to keep hyphens at bay and other tips for keeping your content easy to understand.

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