2014 AP IN THE NEWS

AP names Klug to top South Korea editorial position

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Seoul news editor Foster Klug as its chief of bureau for South Korea

Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

2014 -- Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central

Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

2014 -- Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, in

AP names Nigeria chief of bureau

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria

Media group names award after AP's Niedringhaus

2014 -- A women's media group has created a new award for courage honoring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

2014 -- Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in

AP veteran leading Pennsylvania, New Jersey news

2014 -- Larry Rosenthal, a veteran news leader and innovative newsroom manager, has been named to the newly created position of Pennsylvania/New Jersey editor for The Associated Press, based in Philadelphia

AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus remembered for her ability to capture humanity amid chaos

2014 -- Hundreds of mourners packed a church in central Germany on Saturday to remember Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan last week after a life spent between the chaos of war and the serenity of her

Brian Murphy named AP news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky

2014 -- Brian Murphy, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered and directed stories from bases in Europe and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky

Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

2014 -- Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital - a rare case in which an Af

Journalists 'under attack' worldwide, says AP president

2014 -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press says journalists around the world are "increasingly under attack" by people trying to influence and control the news

Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

2014 -- Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the w

Canadian-born journalist Kathy Gannon wounded in attack in Afghanistan

2014 -- Canadian-born journalist Kathy Gannon, working for the Associated Press was wounded Friday while on assignment in Afghanistan

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

2014 -- Veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan

Brad Foss is promoted to AP deputy business editor

2014 -- Brad Foss, an assistant business editor who has helped direct The Associated Press’ coverage of the global economy for the past five years, has been promoted to deputy business editor

Jill Craig named AP video journalist in Houston

2014 -- Jill Craig, a video producer at The Associated Press, is joining the cooperative's bureau in Houston as a video journalist

AP names Linderman reporter in Baltimore

2014 -- Juliet Linderman, a federal courts reporter at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, will be joining The Associated Press in Baltimore

AP wins Shadid Award for story on American in Iran

2014 -- A team from The Associated Press has won the 2014 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics for a story that revealed the CIA ties of an American who vanished in Iran

AP pushes bid for independent coverage of Obama

2014 -- DENVER — The Associated Press is seeking to broaden independent news coverage of the White House under an administration that is hypersensitive about its image and which frequently bars the press from events involving President Barack Obama

Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, dies

2014 -- Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, di

AP among First Amendment award winners

2014 -- The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is presenting its First Amendment Award to The Associated Press for defending press freedoms against secret government subpoenas for reporters' phone calls

Portrait unveiled in Ga. for AP political reporter

2014 -- The Georgia state Senate on Monday honored a former Associated Press reporter who covered politics for decades with a portrait that will be hung outside the Capitol press offices

Armed men confiscate AP equipment in Crimea

2014 -- Armed men in Crimea's capital city have confiscated equipment from Associated Press employees and contractors working there

Trio wins story of the year; Terrill photo

2014 -- Tim Dahlberg, Eddie Pells and Jimmy Golen's combined efforts earned them story of the year honors in the annual writing contest for AP staffers judged by Associated Press Sports Editors at their winter meeting

Anna Johnson named deputy of AP's West Region

2014 -- Anna Johnson, an award-winning journalist with extensive experience working in the U.S. and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press' deputy editor for the U.S. West, overseeing coverage from 13 states

AP nombra editor regional de video

2014 -- Fernando González, quien en los últimos 11 años ha sido productor de vídeo para The Associated Press en el buró de La Habana, fue nombrado el miércoles como el nuevo editor regional de video para América Latina

Anthony named AP's Asia-Pacific news director

2014 -- Ted Anthony, an award-winning journalist who has reported from 20 countries and pioneered innovative cross-platform story-telling at The Associated Press, has been named Asia-Pacific news director for the news cooperative

AP names Lamia Radi as chief of Arabic language service

2014 -- Lamia Radi, a veteran journalist who has reported on war and transformation for three decades throughout the Middle East, has been appointed as the new chief of AP's Arabic language service, the news cooperative announced Monday

AP chief urges governments to support free press

2014 -- The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people.

Justice Dept. revises media rules

2014 -- The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand of its intention to do so

White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting

2014 -- The White House defended its decision Friday to bar reporters and photojournalists from a meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, while acknowledging the news media's legitimate interest in covering the two leaders' encounter

Ravi Nessman named deputy for AP's South region

2014 -- Ravi Nessman, who has covered and led award-winning news stories in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States, has been named The Associated Press' deputy editor for the U.S. South region, overseeing coverage from 13 states and the District

Wood, journalist who covered Middle East, joins AP to focus on North Dakota oil

2014 -- Josh Wood is joining The Associated Press to report from North Dakota on the oil boom that is transforming the state and the U.S. energy sector

Lebanese presidential palace alters handout photo

2014 -- A government-produced picture of Lebanese officials posing with members of the new cabinet was altered to include a picture of the speaker of parliament who wasn't actually there, an official with the presidential palace has acknowledged

Beam named AP Statehouse correspondent in Kentucky

2014 -- Adam Beam, an award-winning government and politics writer at The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., is joining The Associated Press as its lead Statehouse reporter in Kentucky

AP: Fidel Castro handout photos digitally altered

2014 -- The Associated Press is eliminating from its archive seven Cuban government handout photos of Fidel Castro after determining some were digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear

Foody appointed to join AP's Georgia bureau

2014 -- Kathleen Foody, an investigative reporter for a group of Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Atlanta bureau

AP names news director for East-Central Europe

2014 -- Fisnik Abrashi, an Associated Press correspondent and editor who covered wars and their aftermath on three continents, has been appointed all-formats news director for central and eastern Europe, responsible for leading video, photo and text coverage

AP promotes Gwizdowski and Kaiser

2014 -- The Associated Press named broadcast executive David Gwizdowski as its senior vice president responsible for revenue in the Americas and promoted Karen Kaiser to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary

Wash. to increase execution access

2014 -- Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection, state officials told The Associated Press

Steve McMillan named AP Va., W.Va. news editor

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Steve McMillan, a seasoned editor who has overseen such coverage as the foreclosure and financial meltdown and the buyout of Qwest Communications, news editor for Virginia and West Virginia

AP hires Bussewitz as Hawaii statehouse reporter

2014 -- Cathy Bussewitz, an award-winning Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter skilled in multimedia and data reporting, has been hired as a government and politics reporter for The Associated Press in Hawaii

Cameron, Bono link poverty, climate at AP debate

2014 -- Global leaders argued Friday that efforts to eradicate poverty must be linked to climate change, saying that rising temperatures will have widespread effects on everything from food supplies to education

AP says Zimmerman painting is copy of AP photo

2014 -- The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo

Noreen Gillespie named AP's deputy sports editor

2014 -- Noreen Gillespie, a deputy regional editor for The Associated Press who helps oversee news coverage of 14 states and was a key editor at the past two Olympics, has been appointed deputy sports editor for the news agency

AP severs ties with photographer who altered work

2014 -- The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013

Egyptian police release AP cameraman on bail

2014 -- A freelance Egyptian TV cameraman who was detained while covering the country's constitutional referendum for The Associated Press was released on bail Friday, but the case remains open, authorities said

Egyptian police detain AP cameraman

2014 -- Police on Wednesday detained a freelance Egyptian TV cameraman who was covering the country’s constitutional referendum for The Associated Press

Foreign media call on Egypt to free journalists

2014 -- More than 50 news organizations, including The Associated Press, called on Egyptian authorities Monday to release three journalists jailed while working for Al-Jazeera English and to stop arbitrary detentions of media representatives

AP names veteran South Dakota journalist Carson Walker as cooperative's Dakotas News Editor

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Carson Walker as its new news editor for North Dakota and South Dakota

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