“Alt-right” (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be
used in quotes or modified as in the “self-described” or
“so-called alt-right” in stories discussing what the movement
says about itself.
Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however,
because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a
public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs
less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past
we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.
Again, whenever “alt-right” is used in a story, be sure to include
a definition: “an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white
nationalism and populism,” or, more simply, “a white nationalist