2013 AP IN THE NEWS

Mattise appointed AP's WV statehouse reporter

2013 -- Jonathan Mattise, a government and politics reporter for the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida, is joining The Associated Press to cover West Virginia state government and politics

AP hires Alan Suderman as Va. statehouse reporter

2013 -- Alan Suderman, an investigative reporter with the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., is joining The Associated Press to cover Virginia state government and politics

White House, news groups discuss access to Obama

2013 -- The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama's public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president at work

White House vows to address media access concerns

2013 -- The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama wants to address growing media protests about limited access to his events, including restricted coverage of his trip to South Africa with former President George W. Bush

Harry Rosenthal, AP reporter, dies at 86

2013 -- Harry F. Rosenthal, an Associated Press writer who covered America's golden age of space exploration, presidents back to Harry Truman and whatever caught his impish eye in the stuffy halls of power, has died. He was 86

Ron Williams, longtime AP technology manager, dies

2013 -- Ron Williams, a veteran Associated Press technology manager who began his career with AP as a teenager maintaining the teletype machines in the Atlanta bureau, died Thursday. He was 63

News outlets urge Syria rebels to halt abductions

2013 -- Major international news organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the armed opposition in Syria Wednesday, calling for urgent action against rebel groups increasingly targeting journalists for kidnappings

AP appoints Brummitt as Southeast Asia news editor

2013 -- Chris Brummitt, Vietnam chief of bureau for The Associated Press, has been promoted to the new role of Southeast Asia news editor, responsible for text coverage and operations across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

AP names Carovillano managing editor for US news

2013 -- Brian Carovillano, an experienced editor who has directed coverage both domestically and overseas, has been named The Associated Press' managing editor for U.S. news

News media protest White House press access limits

2013 -- Dozens of leading news organizations protested to the White House on Thursday against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups

AP photographer wins Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award

2013 -- Associated Press photographer Esteban Felix on Wednesday won the journalist images category of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez International Journalism Award for his work on sugar cane workers affected by chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua

Michael Giarrusso named AP global sports editor

2013 -- Michael Giarrusso, a former AP sports writer, news editor and state news executive who was instrumental in transforming the news agency’s operations, has been named AP’s global sports editor

AP's Carroll praises DOJ press protection changes

2013 -- Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said Monday she is looking forward to the start of new Obama administration protections for journalists after the Justice Department's "overly broad" collection of AP phone records

AP names Kevin Shinkle business editor

2013 -- Kevin Shinkle, the AP's deputy business editor for the past two years, has been promoted to business editor overseeing the news agency's coverage of business and finance worldwide

Agency refuses to release SeaWorld protocols

2013 -- A federal agency is refusing to release SeaWorld's new safety protocols for trainer interactions with killer whales despite a judge's ruling that they are not trade secrets

AP CEO: Press freedom v. security a 'false choice'

2013 -- Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold l

Sein Win, force for press freedom in Myanmar, dies

2013 -- Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country's turbulent history, died Thursday at age 91

AP names Talmadge bureau chief for North Korea

2013 -- The Associated Press has named Eric Talmadge, a veteran international correspondent who has covered disasters in Japan and Indonesia, war in Afghanistan and five Olympics, as its chief of bureau in North Korea

AP names Josh Goodman bureau chief for 3 countries

2013 -- The Associated Press has named Joshua Goodman as chief of bureau for Colombia, Venezuela and Panama

Dispute over Newtown 911 tapes tests new Conn. law

2013 -- A dispute over the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is shaping up as a test of a new Connecticut law — adopted in response to the massacre — that prevents public release of certain records in homicide cases

Ex-FBI agent to plead guilty to being AP source

2013 -- A former FBI explosives expert said Monday he will plead guilty to revealing secret information for an Associated Press story about a U.S. intelligence operation in Yemen in 2012. The story led to a leaks investigation and the seizure of AP phone rec

Jake Coyle, Jessica Herndon named AP film writers

2013 -- Jake Coyle, an Associated Press entertainment writer based in New York, and Jessica Herndon, a former reporter for People magazine, have been named the AP's new film writers

AP names Moritsugu bureau chief for Japan

2013 -- The Associated Press has named its Asia-Pacific enterprise editor, Ken Moritsugu, as chief of bureau for Japan

Lynn DeBruin, AP sports writer in Utah, dies at 51

2013 -- Lynn DeBruin, who worked for The Associated Press covering sports since 2010 and had been a writer with the Rocky Mountain News and the East Valley Tribune, has died. She was 51

AP names Kennedy news director for South Asia

2013 -- BANGKOK — The AP has named Elizabeth Kennedy, its chief of bureau for Lebanon and Syria, to the new position of South Asia news director, based in New Delhi

AP presidential photo exhibit opens in Dallas

2013 -- More than 70 Associated Press photographs of presidents taken over a 100-year span are part of a new exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum

AP names prize-winning journalist Leonardo Haberkorn a correspondent in Montevideo, Uruguay

2013 -- Leonardo Haberkorn, a prize-winning investigative journalist, has been named a correspondent for The Associated Press in Montevideo, Uruguay

AP staffers win APME awards for coverage of Superstorm Sandy, terrorism in Africa

2013 -- Coverage of Superstorm Sandy and terrorism in Africa won awards for deadline, enterprise and state reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by AP staffers

AP, Meltwater settle copyright dispute

2013 -- The Associated Press said Monday that it has settled a copyright-infringement lawsuit against digital news distributor Meltwater and that the two companies will begin developing products together

AP names Edelsten to top China editorial position

2013 -- The Associated Press has named longtime Asia-based journalist and video producer Miles Edelsten to the new position of news director for Greater China

Journalists brief Security Council for first time

2013 -- Four journalists told the U.N.'s most powerful body that world leaders should do more to protect reporters risking their lives to bear witness to conflicts around the globe and ensure their right to work without fear of death or intimidation

AP names Ian Phillips news director in Middle East

2013 -- The Associated Press has named Ian Phillips as its Mideast news director, leading all of AP's news production in print, television, photos and online for the diverse and vital region

AP Columbia, Mo. reporter Zagier to St. Louis

2013 -- Alan Scher Zagier, an Associated Press reporter who has focused on higher education and crime coverage from mid-Missouri since 2005, is transferring to the cooperative's St. Louis bureau in August

Justice Dept tightens guidelines on reporter data

2013 -- The Justice Department announced Friday that it is toughening its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters' phone records, and also raising the standard the government needs to meet before it can issue search warrants to gather reporters' email

AP appoints Genaro Armas as Wisconsin sports writer

2013 -- Genaro Armas, who led coverage of the Penn State scandal for The Associated Press and has been the correspondent in State College, Pa., for the past eight years, has been named the news agency's Wisconsin sports writer

AP names Desmond Butler chief correspondent for Turkey

2013 -- Desmond Butler, an AP foreign affairs reporter based in Washington, has been named chief correspondent in Istanbul, Turkey, for The Associated Press

AP names Paul Haven deputy editor for Latin America, Caribbean

2013 -- Paul Haven, who has covered Cuba since 2009 as The Associated Press bureau chief in Havana, has been named deputy Latin America and Caribbean editor for the news cooperative

AP buys stake in live video service Bambuser

2013 -- The Associated Press said Thursday that it has bought a minority stake in the live video service Bambuser, boosting its ability to acquire and distribute video collected by people who have witnessed news events

AP President Pruitt accuses DOJ of rule violations in phone records case; source intimidation

2013 -- The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday

Baker named AP chief for Malaysia, Singapore

2013 -- Mark Baker, photographer and acting bureau chief for The Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur, has been promoted to chief of bureau for Malaysia and Singapore

AP appoints Lemire City Hall reporter in New York

2013 -- Jonathan Lemire, a political reporter with the New York Daily News, has been hired by The Associated Press to cover New York City Hall

AP CEO Gary Pruitt: DOJ's seizure of phone records was 'unconstitutional'

2013 -- The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the J

Gov't obtains wide AP phone records in probe

2013 -- The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather

AP names new correspondent in Springfield, Ill.

2013 -- Kerry Lester, an award-winning political reporter in Illinois, has been named Supervisory Correspondent for The Associated Press in Springfield, Ill

Michael Mishak named AP's new Miami-based politics writer

2013 -- Michael J. Mishak, who has covered politics in California and Nevada, has been named the AP's new Miami-based politics writer

AP's John Daniszewski named to Pulitzer board

2013 -- John Daniszewski, a top editor and vice president at The Associated Press with decades-long experience covering international news, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board, which awards the most prestigious prizes in journalism

Former AP correspondent Wheeler dies at 88

2013 -- John Fenton Wheeler, an Associated Press foreign correspondent who was the last U.S. reporter expelled from Cold War-era Cuba, has died. He was 88

Ruling: clients of Senate-paid lawyers can be ID'd

2013 -- The names of people whose lawyers are funded by the state Senate can be made public without violating attorney-client confidentiality, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, although under some circumstances their identities should remain se

Court sides with AP over access to gov's calendar

2013 -- A Pennsylvania appeals court Tuesday sided with The Associated Press in a battle over public access to Gov. Tom Corbett's calendar entries and emails, saying his legal team failed to justify the redaction of certain information

UK court: News-clipping service must obtain licenses from newspaper publishers

2013 -- The British Supreme Court has decided partially in favor of news-clipping service Meltwater in its long-running dispute with UK newspaper publishers, who accused Meltwater of distributing excerpts of stories online without paying any licensing fees.

AP: Court decision is victory for media

2013 -- A recent court ruling that an Internet news clipping service infringed on the use of Associated Press content is a victory not only for the media but for the public, the news cooperative's CEO said Monday at the AP's annual meeting

AP sees slight revenue decline in 2012

2013 -- The Associated Press said Monday that its revenue declined slightly in 2012 because U.S. elections and the Olympics drew less interest than expected, but it was largely successful in replacing lost revenue with increased sales of video and photos

Ex-AP writer McArthur, who covered Vietnam, dies

2013 -- Born in the Deep South and caught up in the romance of journalism at an early age, George McArthur was not one to let social taboos or politics interfere with a good story

Former AP Boston sports editor O'Hara dies

2013 -- Dave O'Hara, who covered Boston sports greats from Ted Williams to Larry Bird during a 50-year career with The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 86

AP opens full news bureau in Myanmar

2013 -- The Associated Press has become the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades

Judge: Aggregator of AP news can't have free ride

2013 -- A federal judge concluded that an Internet news clipping service essentially resold stories from The Associated Press, saying in a decision released Thursday that the ability of news organizations to perform "an essential function of democracy" is je

Judge rules for AP in copyright dispute

2013 -- A federal judge ruled for The Associated Press on Wednesday in its lawsuit challenging the use of story excerpts by Meltwater U.S. Holdings Inc. and its Meltwater News Service

Sandy MacIntyre to lead all of AP's video business

2013 -- The Associated Press on Monday promoted Vice President Sandy MacIntyre, AP's international video chief, to lead the news cooperative's global video business, including its operation in the United States

AP names Carovillano news director in Asia-Pacific

2013 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Brian Carovillano news director for the Asia-Pacific region in a reorganization that brings all print, photo and video journalists under a single leadership

NY Times, others back AP lawsuit against Meltwater

2013 -- The Newspaper Association of America, the New York Times Co. and several other newspaper companies have filed papers in support of a lawsuit filed by The Associated Press against Meltwater, a company that monitors the media for corporate customers

AP journalists honored by sports editors organization

2013 -- Golf writer Doug Ferguson won story of the year honors and national writer Eddie Pells garnered two awards in the annual writing contest for AP staffers judged by Associated Press Sports Editors at their winter meeting

Cassidy named AP's lead statehouse reporter in Ga.

2013 -- Christina Almeida Cassidy, the AP's news editor for Georgia, has been named lead Statehouse reporter for the state

Iowa AP reporter and editor Melanie Welte dies

2013 -- Melanie Welte, a journalist at The Associated Press who for more than two decades wrote, edited and often directed the cooperative's breaking news report in Iowa, died Thursday. She was 53

AP names Adam Schreck as bureau chief in Iraq

2013 -- Adam Schreck, who has covered the economic and political forces reshaping the Middle East since 2008, has been named as Iraq bureau chief for The Associated Press

AP, CBS to announce awards Super Bowl eve

2013 -- The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special on Super Bowl eve

Julie Pace to lead AP staff at the White House

2013 -- Julie Pace, who covered Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and has reported on his presidency ever since, has been appointed head of The Associated Press' staff at the White House

AP hires Barbara Rodriguez as reporter in Iowa

2013 -- An Associated Press journalist who has worked as a reporter and editorial assistant at the cooperative since 2008 has been hired as a reporter for the AP's Des Moines bureau

AP names Roger Schneider as Michigan news editor

2013 -- Roger Schneider, a veteran editor in Wisconsin who has led The Associated Press' news operations there for the past seven years, is moving across Lake Michigan to become the cooperative's news editor in Michigan

AP names Torchia as bureau chief in South Africa

2013 -- Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press bureau chief in Turkey who has reported from five continents, has been appointed chief of bureau for AP for southern Africa

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