This week we're reposting a 9/11 style guide post from Editing Words. Editors, make sure you have these rules down pat before the anniversary!
Here are some 9/11 terms according to AP style:
-- Flight 93: Acceptable in first reference for United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. Include airline name and context of crash in subsequent references. Flight 93 memorial is acceptable in all references for the Flight 93 National Memorial at the crash site.
-- ground zero: Acceptable term for the World Trade Center site.
-- 9/11: Acceptable in all references to describe the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Not 9-11 or 911.
-- 1 World Trade Center: The official name of the skyscraper being built on the World Trade Center site. Formerly known as the Freedom Tower.
-- Sept. 11 memorial: Acceptable in all references to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero. Add location for clarity if story references other memorials with similar names.
-- twin towers: Lowercase this popular term for referring to the two tallest buildings in the World Trade Center complex. Also lowercase north tower and south tower.