NYT, AP to refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Politico
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August 27, 2013
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Starting tomorrow, The New York Times and The Associated Press will refer to Bradley Manning as Chelsea Manning, "formerly know as Pfc. Bradley Manning," honoring the former soldier's request to be addressed as a female. Thereafter Manning will be referred to as "she."

"Our deputy editor in charge of copy desks has sent out a message to let folks here know we will make the change tomorrow," Greg Brock, the Times' senior editor for standards, told POLITICO. A Times representative also confirmed the change.

In an email to member editors, the AP announced that it too would be making the change: "The Associated Press will henceforth use Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning and female pronouns for the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, in accordance with her wishes to live as a woman," the email stated.