2012 AP IN THE NEWS

South Carolina AP reporter Jim Davenport dies

2012 -- Jim Davenport, an Associated Press reporter who worked doggedly to inform people in South Carolina about what their governors, lawmakers and other powerful officials were doing with their tax money and their influence, died Monday, according to his w

AP poll: Mass shootings voted top 2012 news story

2012 -- The horrific massacre of 26 children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school, along with other mass shootings, was the top news story of 2012, narrowly edging out the U.S. election, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors

Media groups file lawsuit against Tenn. children's agency

2012 -- A coalition of media organizations is suing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, alleging the agency is violating the law by not providing details about 31 children it had investigated and who died during the first six months of this year

News organizations, including AP, hold off on Engel story

2012 -- NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it persuaded some of this country's most prominent news organizations to hold back on the story

AP's Jeff City correspondent Lieb wins staff honor

2012 -- David Lieb, correspondent for The Associated Press in Jefferson City, was named the AP's Fred Moen Kansas-Missouri 2012 Staffer of the Year for his political and legislative coverage

AP launches Spanish stylebook in Latin America

2012 -- When writing in Spanish, it is perfectly acceptable to use the word "sandwich" to describe a tasty snack held together with two pieces of bread, to employ "parquear" to describe putting your vehicle in a garage or parking lot, and to type "vermu" whe

AP launches its first Spanish-language stylebook

2012 -- Spanish-language journalists can now learn that the correct word for channel-surfing is "zapeo," sexting is best written in their language as "sextear," ''submarino" is an accepted term for waterboarding and Thanksgiving day is accurately translated

AP photographer Walt Zeboski dies at age 83

2012 -- Walt Zeboski, who chronicled Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign and a succession of California governors as a photographer for The Associated Press, has died. He was 83

AP sells iCircular to Wanderful Media

2012 -- The Associated Press says it has sold iCircular, a service it developed to help newspapers and retailers place more advertising on mobile phones. The buyer, Wanderful Media, is a digital advertising company based in Los Gatos, Calif

Jennifer Agiesta named AP polling director

2012 -- Jennifer Agiesta, a deputy director of polling for The Associated Press, has been named the news organization's director of polling responsible for setting strategy and providing guidance on polling issues across the AP

AP lanza manual de estilo en español

2012 -- La Associated Press lanzará su primer Manual de Estilo en Español, que servirá de herramienta para periodistas, escritores y académicos tal como el manual en inglés, conocido como el AP Stylebook, ha servido de referencia obligatoria desde 1953

AP sport writer's harrowing tale of Sandy

2012 -- AP Sports Writer Dennis Waszak and his family had moved into their Staten Island `dream house' just weeks before Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the New York City borough. These are his recollections a week after the storm hit and upended life f

AP to launch Spanish-language stylebook

2012 -- The Associated Press is launching its first Spanish-language stylebook alongside the AP Stylebook that has served as a standard reference for English-language journalists since 1953

Gelineau named AP bureau chief in Sydney

2012 -- BANGKOK — Kristen Gelineau, an award-winning journalist for The Associated Press in Sydney, has been promoted to chief of bureau for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Edwin Q. White, former AP Saigon chief, dies

2012 -- Edwin Q. White, who served as Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press as the U.S. committed massive numbers of combat troops to Vietnam, died before dawn Thursday in Honolulu at age 90, his daughter said

Simmons, ex-AP bureau chief and reporter, dies

2012 -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bill Simmons, a former Associated Press bureau chief who covered Arkansas politics for nearly a half-century, including the Whitewater and Paula Jones scandals that dogged Bill Clinton's presidency, has died. He was 71

AP vet Davenport receives SC’s highest civilian honor

2012 -- Gov. Nikki Haley on Friday presented Associated Press reporter Jim Davenport with the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor

AP State News Reports: Closeup of the meningitis outbreak

2012 -- In a memo to AP staff, Assistant Washington Bureau Chief Wendy Benjaminson describes how Florida correspondent Tamara Lush documented the fungal meningitis scare through the ordeal of one stricken patient, offering “a compelling take on a national st

Mary Campbell, music writer for the AP, dies at 78

2012 -- NEW YORK — Mary Campbell, whose childhood affection for the big bands and opera she heard on her radio set the stage for four decades as a music writer for The Associated Press, died Friday. She was 78

Data journalism aids in understanding VP nominee Paul Ryan

2012 -- In this memo to The Associated Press staff, Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes recounts how an investigative reporter skilled in data journalism, including AP’s “Overview” technology, was able to efficiently mine timely information fro

Veteran AP Georgia newsman Dick Pettys dies at 66

2012 -- ATLANTA — Dick Pettys, a longtime political reporter for The Associated Press who was a fixture at the Georgia state Capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected mentor to other journalists, died Monday. He was 66

AP State News Reports: Good old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay describes how one reporter cut through a state’s stonewalling to produce a high-impact account of questionable efforts to combat voter fraud

Jack Koehler, former AP exec, dies in Conn. at 82

2012 -- STAMFORD, Conn. — Jack Koehler, who fled advancing Soviets as a boy in Germany during World War II, grew up to report from there for The Associated Press and served briefly in Ronald Reagan's White House, has died. He was 82

AP State News Reports: Hostage-taking unfolds on Facebook

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay describes how reporters were able to tell the breaking story of a hostage-taking while providing added context on the use of social media in d

Veteran AP reporter Mary Foster dies at 68

2012 -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mary Foster, a veteran Associated Press reporter who wrote about everything from New Orleans' love affair with food, Mardi Gras and Saints football to Hurricane Katrina, has died. She was 68

AP veteran reporter Don Rothberg dies at 79

2012 -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald M. Rothberg, a versatile and respected reporter who covered politics, the Watergate scandal and foreign affairs during a 40-year career with The Associated Press, died on Friday after a brief illness

New AP chief stresses news, business cooperation

2012 -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gary Pruitt, the new president and CEO of The Associated Press, pledged Thursday to continue close cooperation with member news organizations on news collection, open government efforts and generating online advertising revenu

AP photographer beaten and detained in Belarus

2012 -- MINSK, Belarus (AP) — An Associated Press photographer has been beaten and briefly detained by plainclothes security officers in the Belarusian capital

Correction: Egypt filmmaker story

2012 -- LOS ANGELES — In a Sept. 12 story about a film that sparked deadly protests in Libya and Egypt, The Associated Press quoted a man who identified himself in several phone conversations as Sam Bacile, and who said he wrote and directed the film. The AP

AP compiles a Sept. 11 Style and Reference Guide

2012 -- A version of this guide was first sent to AP member editors on Aug. 9, 2011. This Aug. 31, 2011 version drew from additional research. We are posting it again today, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Obama 'HOPE' poster artist Shepard Fairey gets probation

2012 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the "HOPE" poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign was sentenced to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service by a judge who cited his charity work

AP State News Reports: Questionable spending of leftover campaign cash

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay describes how a computer-savvy reporter in Washington state mined a large database and came up with page 1 examples of how legislators were us

James Martinez named AP news editor for New York state

2012 -- NEW YORK — James Martinez, a veteran journalist who has helped drive coverage of some of the biggest stories of the past decade for The Associated Press, has been named to the newly created position of news editor for New York state for the news coop

AP's fabled Saigon team thins, with recent deaths

2012 -- HANOI, Vietnam — It's been a cruel year for the fabled crew of reporters that that covered the Vietnam War for the AP with the losses of correspondent George Esper, writer Roy Essoyan, legendary photographer Horst Faas and Malcolm Browne, whose photo

AP State News Reports: Kitchen-table story on agriculture beat

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounts how a reporter’s close look at a slaughterhouse led to a shutdown of the facility and dominated websites and front pages in Californi

AP Vietnam correspondent Malcolm Browne dies

2012 -- NEW YORK — Malcolm Browne, Associated Press correspondent in Saigon, South Vietnam. Browne, acclaimed for his trenchant reporting of the Vietnam War and a photo of a Buddhist monk's suicide by fire that shocked the Kennedy White House into a critical

Tapes found in AP reporter's Cold War show trial

2012 -- PRAGUE — The discovery of two audio tapes in the Czech capital offers unique new insight into the trial named the "O'' case by Czechoslovak authorities. No other audio record from the three-day trial has been found

AP photographer jumps into, and later records, highway drama

2012 -- In this first-person account, Gerald Herbert recalls the horrifying crash he encountered on a Mississippi road and the response of good Samaritans to rescue two sisters from a fiery fate. Herbert also described the group’s heroics in segments that ai

AP hires Sara Burnett to cover Illinois politics

2012 -- CHICAGO — Sara Burnett, an award-winning political reporter who has covered presidential campaigns and congressional elections in the battleground state of Colorado, has been hired to cover Illinois politics for the AP

Award-winning journalist is AP's Indonesia chief

2012 -- BANGKOK (AP) — Margie Mason, an award-winning correspondent for The Associated Press in Southeast Asia, has been promoted to chief of bureau for Indonesia

Burl Osborne, former chairman of AP board, dies

2012 -- NEW YORK — Burl Osborne, former chairman of the board of The Associated Press and long-time executive at Belo Corp., has died. He was 75

AP State News Reports: Sensitive coverage of Sikh tragedy

2012 -- In the aftermath of the Sikh temple shooting outside Milwaukee, an AP reporter was singled out for his aggressive coverage and sensitivity to his subjects’ loss and culture. Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin G

How photographer got defining shot of Summer Games

2012 -- In this Aug. 7 note to The Associated Press staff, AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes recounts how photographer Greg Bull scored the image of American gymnast Gabby Douglas that’s been seen and applauded around the world

AP State News Reports: Finding a grim trend beyond a day’s headline

2012 -- In this Aug. 7 memo to the Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounts how AP reporter Corey Williams stuck with the story of two suburban teens found dead in a Detroit lot to pro

Tamara Lush named AP's Tampa correspondent

2012 -- MIAMI (AP) — Tamara Lush, who has covered such assignments as the Haiti earthquake and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been appointed Tampa Bay bureau correspondent by The Associated Press

AP State News Reports: Documenting dangers of Cowboys’ facility and others

2012 -- In this July 31 memo to the Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounts how AP Dallas reporter Danny Robbins has led the way in investigating the dangers of a Dallas Cowboys pract

Colorado shootings: Pursuing the story in the night

2012 -- In this July 24 note to The Associated Press staff, AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes recounts the resourcefulness displayed by four AP journalists, including a photographer at the scene, in reporting on the deadly Colorado theater

AP State News Report: Reporter 'owned the story' of two shootings

2012 -- In this July 24 memo to the Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounted how AP Birmingham, Ala. correspondent Jay Reeves came to dominate coverage of two shootings because he dec

Raul O. Garces, AP correspondent, dies in Uruguay

2012 -- MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Raul O. Garces, a veteran Associated Press correspondent who defied military censors and leftist guerrillas as he covered many of the tumultuous events of South America for more than a half-century, died on Saturday from a

Nekesa Mumbi Moody named AP global editor for entertainment and lifestyles

2012 -- NEW YORK — Nekesa Mumbi Moody, the AP's music editor for the last 12 years, has been named the news agency's global entertainment and lifestyles editor

Joplin, Mo., tornado coverage wins APME award

2012 -- NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of the catastrophic Joplin, Mo., tornado and the investigation into secret intelligence operations set up by the New York City Police Department won awards for deadline and enterprise reporting from the Associated Press Media

AP names Barrow to Southeast politics post

2012 -- ATLANTA (AP) — Bill Barrow, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama and Louisiana, has been named to the new position of Southeast political writer for The Associated Press

Armando Montano, AP intern, dies in Mexico City

2012 -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Montano, an aspiring journalist who was working this summer as a news intern for The Associated Press in the Mexican capital, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old

News organizations don't all get ruling right

2012 -- NEW YORK (AP) — A rush to quickly report the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday tripped up some news organizations that got it wrong and had to quickly correct themselves

Nicholas Riccardi named AP West political reporter

2012 -- DENVER (AP) — Nicholas Riccardi, a former investigative reporter and bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, has been appointed political reporter for The Associated Press and will be responsible for driving election coverage across the U.S. West

Zezima named AP correspondent in Newark, NJ

2012 -- NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Katie Zezima, a former Boston-based reporter for The New York Times, has been named supervisory correspondent for The Associated Press in Newark

Associated Press video journalist wounded in Syria

2012 -- LONDON (AP) -- A video journalist covering the Syrian uprising for The Associated Press was wounded while filming clashes between rebels and the Syrian army

AP names Caro Kriel news director for Russia

2012 -- LONDON (AP) — Caro Kriel, a former senior editor at Associated Press' global television news operations in London, has been appointed news director for Russia and the other CIS countries, responsible for driving distinctive text, photo and video cove

AP sues NJ police department over Muslim spy data

2012 -- NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press sued a New Jersey police department on Monday over its denial of a request for information stemming from a secret spying effort by New York's police department against Muslims

AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40

2012 -- TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village

Ellen Nimmons named AP assistant international editor

2012 -- NEW YORK (AP) -- Ellen Nimmons, a veteran editor for The Associated Press, has been named Assistant International Editor, helping shape the news cooperative's daily international news report

AP names Brummitt, Hranjski to bureau chief posts

2012 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named two foreign correspondents as bureau chiefs in Manila and Hanoi. Chris Brummitt, currently chief of bureau for Pakistan, will become bureau chief for Vietnam in Hanoi. Hrvoje Hranjski, currently news edi

Associated Press, news organizations sue Idaho over limited witness access to executions

2012 -- The Associated Press and 16 other organizations sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to force officials to let witnesses watch executions from start to finish, arguing that the media has a First Amendment right to view all steps of a lethal injection e

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

2012 -- A grim exclusive from AP generated headlines around the country. New Haven, Conn.-based correspondent John Christoffersen got the first interview with death row inmate Josh Komisarjevsky, who was convicted of killing a suburban mother and her two dau

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

2012 -- AP provided first word that the CIA had thwarted an al-Qaida underwear bomb plot. As the story ricocheted around the globe, AP’s Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman provided authority and context on the unfoldi

Colleagues, journalists remember AP photographer Horst Faas

2012 -- The death of Horst Faas, legendary Vietnam-era photojournalist for The Associated Press, resonated around the world. The following are but of few of the many tributes to Faas and his work from journalists at The Associated Press and other media organ

Horst Faas, AP combat photographer, dies at 79

2012 -- Prize-winning former Associated Press combat photographer Horst Faas has died at age 79

Panel discusses AP reporter’s decision to report WWII surrender, defying military censors

2012 -- Speakers at a panel on Tuesday disagreed over whether a correspondent for The Associated Press who defied military censors by reporting that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally in World War II had acted properly

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

2012 -- AP’s authoritative journalism has been on display recently with definitive coverage of the blind Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic dispute and President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to Afghanistan

AP apologizes for firing reporter over WWII scoop

2012 -- In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally

AP appoints new leaders for European coverage

2012 -- The Associated Press has named two news executives in London and new bureau chiefs in Germany and France as part of a series of European appointments Thursday

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

2012 -- The trial of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has been generating news coverage across the country. The Associated Press was inside the courtroom and in a position to offer context on the case. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of nota

AP photojournalism in focus with OPC Award wins

2012 -- The Associated Press’ proud tradition of excellence in photojournalism was in focus today across the Web and social media. Here’s a roundup of notable media mentions about AP photographers and their work

AP photographers honored with 3 OPC awards

2012 -- Two Associated Press photographers won three out of the four Overseas Press Club photography awards for their work documenting North Korea's reclusive society, Japan's nuclear disaster and the fight against mass rape in eastern Congo

AP's Malaysia chief named assistant editor in Asia

2012 -- Vijay Joshi, a long-time foreign correspondent for The Associated Press who has worked in Asia and the Middle East, has been named assistant editor for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Bangkok

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

2012 -- 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 NewsHou

AP journalists prevented from entering Bahrain

2012 -- Two Associated Press journalists are being prevented from covering the Bahrain Grand Prix because they have not received visas to enter the Gulf kingdom

Retired AP reporter Sid Moody dies at 83

2012 -- Retired Associated Press feature writer Sid Moody, who chronicled major events of the 20th century from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the Iranian hostage crisis, has died. He was 83

In their own words: AP journalists discuss their Pulitzer-winning work

2012 -- Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan were named winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their months-long series outlining the New York Police Department's surveillance of m

AP series about NYPD surveillance wins Pulitzer

2012 -- AP won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for stories revealing that the New York Police Department — headed by Commissioner Raymond Kelly — had built an aggressive domestic intelligence program after the Sept. 11 attacks that put Mu

AP wins Pulitzer for stories on NYPD spying

2012 -- The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violenc

2012 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

2012 -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists in journalism and arts, with comments from judge

Morgante named AP bureau chief in 4 Midwest states

2012 -- Michelle Morgante, former assistant chief of bureau for the Associated Press in Miami, has been appointed bureau chief for Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota

Ted Anthony named AP editor-at-large

2012 -- Ted Anthony, an award-winning journalist who has reported from 20 countries and led innovative multimedia efforts at The Associated Press, has been named to a new position of editor-at-large to focus on the creation and distribution of distinctive co

Poe awarded for AP investigative series on NYPD

2012 -- Four Associated Press reporters have won the Edgar A. Poe Award for their stories about the New York City Police Department's widespread surveillance of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terror attacks

Obama says election choice 'unambiguously clear'

2012 -- Making his case for re-election, President Barack Obama said Tuesday the nation must restore a sense of security for hard-working Americans and stand for a government willing to help those in hard times. The Democratic president blasted Republicans b

IMF director cautions against big cuts in spending

2012 -- The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that the global economy is making some advances in digging itself out of a punishing recession, but that the recovery remains very fragile, especially in Europe. She suggested cutt

AP revenue declines slow in 2011; seen up in 2012

2012 -- The Associated Press said Tuesday that its revenue declined in 2011 for the third straight year, but the drop was significantly smaller than the previous two years

German news agency dapd eyes AP French service

2012 -- The Associated Press has announced a proposal by the German news agency dapdto acquire the AP French service. The terms of the proposed arrangement, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed

Lisa Tolin named Entertainment/Lifestyles editor

2012 -- Lisa Tolin, a longtime editor at The Associated Press, has been named East Coast entertainment and lifestyles editor for the news agency. The announcement was made Friday by Alicia Quarles, AP's global entertainment editor

Gary Pruitt of McClatchy new AP president, CEO

2012 -- Gary Pruitt, a former freedom of speech lawyer who heads the third-largest newspaper company in the U.S., will become the next president and CEO of The Associated Press, the cooperative announced Wednesday

The Associated Press anuncia nuevo director: Gary Pruitt

2012 -- The Associated Press anunció el miércoles que Gary Pruitt, un abogado especializado en libertad de expresión que encabeza la tercera empresa más grande de diarios de Estados Unidos, será su nuevo presidente y director general

Potter named AP news editor for Va., W. Va.

2012 -- Dena Potter, who has covered public safety and state government for The Associated Press in Virginia, has been named news editor for the news cooperative in Virginia and West Virginia

Photo exhibit documents life inside North Korea

2012 -- It's a simple scene that repeats itself around the world. A man gently lifts a small child by the arms as they reach the top of the escalator inside a modern department store. In this particular photograph, the man and the child are in Pyongyang, cap

4 AP reporters win Harvard prize for NYPD series

2012 -- Four Associated Press reporters won the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting on Tuesday for a series of stories about the New York Police Department's widespread surveillance of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terror attacks

AP reporting on NYPD is among Polk Award winners

2012 -- Four Associated Press reporters who uncovered controversial New York Police Department tactics used to investigate possible terrorist threats in the Muslim community and a 24-year-old crime reporter whose work helped expose the Penn State child sex s

AP's Curley to retire; led agency into digital age

2012 -- After nearly nine years leading The Associated Press through a media landscape reshaped by unprecedented upheaval, President and CEO Tom Curley announced Monday that he will step down

AP Debate: Some 'democracies' fear democracy

2012 -- Governments that call themselves democratic often fear democracy in practice, leaving it up to their people to seize the initiative, as last year's Arab Spring revolutions across the Muslim world have shown

AP names Eric Carvin social media editor

2012 -- Eric Carvin, an AP Nerve Center news producer and former National Desk editor, has been named the organization’s social media editor, based at headquarters in New York

AP names Lee Enterprises' Mary Junck to lead board

2012 -- Mary E. Junck, the CEO of newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises Inc., was named chairman of The Associated Press board of directors Thursday.

AP, NBC to announce awards Super Bowl eve

2012 -- The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special "NFL Honors" to air on NBC on Super Bowl eve, Feb. 4

AP, NYTimes, others launch rights clearinghouse

2012 -- The Associated Press and 28 news organizations, including The New York Times Co. and The Washington Post Co., are launching a company that will measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting and seek to convert unauthorized websites, blogs

AP opens full news bureau in North Korea

2012 -- The Associated Press opened its newest bureau here Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence to cover news from North Korea in words, pictures and video

AP Vietnam correspondent George Esper dies at 79

2012 -- George Esper, the tenacious Associated Press correspondent who refused to leave his post in the last days of the Vietnam War, remaining behind to cover the fall of Saigon, has died. He was 79

Harvard center announces reporting prize finalists

2012 -- The sponsors of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting announced six finalists Wednesday

Tim Rogers appointed AP news editor for Carolinas

2012 -- Tim Rogers, a veteran journalist with experience at small and large newspapers in the South and other parts of the country, has been named news editor for North and South Carolina for The Associated Press

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