2011 PRESS RELEASES

AP board approves agency to sell digital news

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' board of directors has approved an independent agency that aims to generate more revenue for the AP and other media companies by licensing digital rights to their content. Thursday's approval formalizes a concept

AP compiles Political Style Guide

2011 -- The Associated Press has compiled a Political Terms Style Guide of essential words, phrases and definitions to help with spelling and usage of political terms in the 2012 U.S. national elections. The guidance is offered in advance of the Iowa caucus

AP signs exclusive deal with NKorea for HD video

2011 -- Associated Press President and Chief Executive Tom Curley said Thursday the agency has signed an exclusive deal to provide high definition news video from North Korea to broadcasters worldwide

AP updates social media guidelines

2011 -- AP’s global news staff received an update of the social media guidelines that were last revised in July 2011

Associated Press announces deal to provide video news in high definition from North Korea

2011 -- The Associated Press announced an exclusive deal between its video newsgathering arm, Associated Press Television News (APTN), and North Korea to provide video news coverage in high definition to international broadcasters from the country

Jonathan Katz accepts Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism

2011 -- The Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism was presented to Associated Press journalist Jonathan Katz in a Sept. 22 ceremony at Northwestern University

Long Remembered: The Associated Press with Lincoln at the First Inaugural and Gettysburg

2011 -- An exhibit by the AP Corporate Archives in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s inauguration is on view from March 4 through Aug. 15 at the Associated Press in New York

Memo to AP staff from Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll

2011 -- In a Nov. 16 note to the staff, she explains why certain policies exist to "protect our people and the fruits of their work.

Memo to AP staff shows how AP covered Penn State child sex abuse scandal

2011 -- In this Nov. 15 note below to The Associated Press staff, AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes explains how relentless reporting set the tone and the pace for the biggest sports story of the year

The Associated Press and Corbis Images combine collective strengths to provide an unparalleled media offering to customers

2011 -- The Associated Press and Corbis Images announced a comprehensive cross-distribution partnership today that provides customers unprecedented access to more than 10 million images covering an unparalleled range of breaking news, sports and entertainmen

The Associated Press announces agreements to expand access in North Korea

2011 -- The Associated Press announced agreements with the Korea Central News Agency, including one to open an AP news bureau in Pyongyang

The Associated Press launches HD entertainment news

2011 -- The Associated Press launched its high-definition AP Entertainment news service. This is the first phase of AP’s HD rollout timetable, which will see all news content available in HD by the second quarter of 2012

The Associated Press names winners of its 2011 Gramling Awards for staff excellence

2011 -- The Associated Press has named eight individuals from its worldwide staff and a five-member cross-department team as winners of the nine 2011 Oliver S. Gramling Awards for excellence

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