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Episode 46: Paula Froke
Paula Froke, editor of The Associated Press Stylebook since 2017, joins us November 9 for That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen.
We might chat about what's new and what's coming in AP Stylebook, but we can't guarantee that we'll talk about the serial comma. Mostly, we want to get to know Froke and find out how she and the AP Stylebook team deal with some of today's weighty language issues.
Froke is a manager on the AP’s Nerve Center, its global digital hub. She started her 35-plus years with the AP as a Dow Jones News Fund intern on the AP's main editing desk in New York. She has been AP news editor in Minnesota and Michigan, deputy national editor, assistant managing editor/nights on the Nerve Center, AP embedded editor at MSN News, and executive director of Associated Press Media Editors.
Join us at 4:30 p.m. EST (21:30 UTC) on Tuesday, November 9. Sign up below for the Zoom meeting link.
Paula Froke enjoys an election night pizza while on the job for the Associated Press.
Past episodes with links to YouTube
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Episode 1 (April 7): Mary Norris
Episode 2 (April 14): Steve Kleinedler and Kory Stamper
Episode 3 (April 21): Roy Peter Clark
Episode 4 (April 28): Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett
Episode 5 (May 5): Ellen Jovin and Brandt Johnson
Episode 6 (May 12): David Crystal
Episode 7 (May 19) Ammon Shea and Peter Sokolowski
Episode 8 (May 26) Lynne Murphy
Episode 10 (June 16): Mignon Fogarty
Episode 11 (June 23): Jesse Sheidlower with special guest Colleen Newvine
Episode 12 (June 30): Jane Friedman
Episode 13 (July 14): Stan Carey and James Harbeck of Strong Language
Episode 14 (July 28): Steve Bien-Aime
Episode 15 (August 11): Ben Zimmer
Episode 16 (August 25): Alaina Lavoie and Caroline Tung Richmond of We Need Diverse Books
Episode 17 (September 8): Heather Bonikowski and John Kelly of Dictionary.com
Episode 18 (September 22): The Quad: Erin Brenner, Sarah Grey, Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, Adrienne Montgomerie, Lori Paximadis, Laura Poole, Amy Schneider
Episode 19 (October 6): Carol Saller
Episode 20 (October 20): Linda Kass of Gramercy Books
Episode 21 (November 10): The Word Puzzlers
Episode 22 (November 17): Merrill Perlman and Teresa Schmedding of the ACES Academy
Episode 23 (December 1): Rob and Teresa Reinalda
Episode 24 (December 15): Emily Brewster
Episode 25 (January 5): The Word of the Year: Ben Zimmer, Peter Sokolowski, John Kelly, Katherine Connor Martin plus Wendalyn Nichols and Lynne Murphy
Episode 26 (January 19): Malini Devadas
Episode 27 (February 2): Kory Stamper
Episode 28 (February 16): Cynthia Williams
Episode 29 (March 2): Grammar Day Celebration with Martha Brockenbrough and Special Guests
Episode 30 (March 16): Iva Cheung
Episode 31 (March 30): June Casagrande
Episode 32 (April 13): Dennis Baron
Episode 33 (April 27): Barbara Wallraff
May 11: Patron Happy Hour (private event)
Episode 34 (May 25): Maisha Maurant and Sangeeta Mehta
Episode 35 (June 8): Lisa McLendon
Episode 36 (June 22): Hannah Franz
Episode 37 (July 6): Arika Okrent
Episode 38 (July 20): Megan Figueroa
Episode 39 (August 3): Ann Friedman
Episode 40 (August 17): Gretchen McCulloch
Episode 41 (August 31): Russell Harper and Daniel Heuman
Episode 42 (September 14): Erin McKean
Episode 43 (September 28): Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby
Episode 44 (October 12): Crystal Shelley
Episode 45 (October 26): Fred Shapiro
Episode 46 (November 9): Paula Froke
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