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The Associated Press announced it will stop using the term “illegal immigrant. ” For our “News or Noise? ” segment –where we take a look at media matters that may involve misunderstanding or misinformation— Latino USA host María Hinojosa talks to the Poynter Institute’s Kenny Irby about why this matters. Once you've heard some of the conversation, it's time for you to put your skills to the test! “News or Noise? ” is a dynamic multiplatform radio project produced by Latino USA to encourage listeners to think critically about the news. Supported by Chicago’s Robert R. McCormick Foundation as part of its “Why News Matters” initiative, this year-long series

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  • 1. 
    Hear Latino USA host María Hinojosa talk to the Poynter Institute’s Kenny Irby about the Associated Press's announcement that it will stop using the term "illegal immigrant" and why it matters.
  • 2. 
    What is a Stylebook used for? Select ALL that apply. 
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 

      Principles & practices for reporting

    • E. 

      Fashion advice

  • 3. 
    Under the new Associated Press (AP) guidelines, which of these descriptions would be correct usage?
    • A. 

      Illegal Immigrant

    • B. 

      Entering a country illegally

    • C. 


    • D. 

      An illegal

  • 4. 
    AP said they changed their stylebook's guidelines surrounding Immigration for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The English language is constantly evolving and AP is keeping up with popular usage

    • B. 

      AP is ridding its stylebook of labels for people

    • C. 

      Many people found the existing language offensive

    • D. 

      AP believes this is the best way to describe someone in a country without permission for now