In case you missed it: AP journalists in and on the news

April 23, 2012
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NEW YORK -- Among the top stories making headlines in recent days was a Secret Service prostitution scandal. The Associated Press covered the news, but also provided expertise and context for television viewers in an interview with Ray Suarez on the “PBS NewsHour” April 20.

AP also made some news of its own, announcing an AP Stylebook change on the modern usage of “hopefully.” The new rule had grammarians buzzing.

In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of notable media interviews by AP reporters and editors on these and other stories:   

  • White House Reporter Julie Pace, who traveled to Colombia with President Obama and has been tracking the story from Washington, appeared on the PBS “NewsHour” April 20 to give an update on the widening scope of the Secret Service scandal: http://to.pbs.org/JeHUCt.

  • Deputy Standards Editor David Minthorn spoke to The New York Times about the AP Stylebook change, addressing the central question raised by columnist Clyde Haberman: Is the new rule “the end of civilization” or “keeping it real”? (http://nyti.ms/HV2J4z). He also addressed the matter with The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/HXMhQi) and it was written about by the BBC (http://bit.ly/HY6V5Z).
     
  • PBS Hawaii profiled former Senior White House Photographer Ron Edmonds and his prolific AP career. Edmonds was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt in 1981:  http://bit.ly/J4DSPt.

  • Correspondent Karin Laub spoke to CTV News (Canada) about the latest events in Syria: http://www.ctvnews.ca/.

  • New York bureau’s Deepti Hajela appeared on WNBC’s “The Debrief with David Ushery” to talk about the Enterprise space shuttle, which is slated to arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York: http://bit.ly/ILqU4y.

  • And, the American Journalism Review lauded AP’s coverage of Whitney Houston’s death in a piece focused on Twitter’s role in breaking news. The article concluded: “The AP and other news organizations reported accurate information, quickly, and leveraged social media to do it. That might not sound as exciting as ‘Twitter Beats the Press,’ but it's closer to the truth.”  http://bit.ly/xjWsMu.

To schedule an interview with an AP journalist, please send a media request to the AP Corporate Communications team: http://www.ap.org/media-center/overview.



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