2012 PRESS RELEASES

AP joins New Year’s Eve in Times Square with video highlights

2012 -- The Associated Press will again present a video retrospective of the year at New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City’s largest annual celebration

AP-Google scholarship program accepting applications

2012 -- The Associated Press and Google are seeking candidates for a scholarship program that recognizes student creativity and innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology

Reporter mines records to discover car deal for lawmakers only

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay singles out a California reporter who painstakingly mined state records to produce a widely read AP Exclusive about used-car deals available t

AP reviews the year in pictures

2012 -- The Associated Press is looking back at the news of 2012, as documented by its photojournalists around the world, in two separate year-end packages

AP signs the Daily Mail for online video delivery platform

2012 -- The Associated Press has signed the Daily Mail as its latest customer for AP Video Hub, the state-of-the-art video delivery platform for digital publishers. Other customers signed to the site include the UK’s Daily Telegraph and The Wall Street Journ

71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941: 'The AP was rolling'

2012 -- On Dec. 7, 1941, AP was first with word that the U.S. was under attack. Follow up bulletins, radio broadcasts and photos captured history in the making and delivered it to a waiting world

From Sandy to Syria: AP journalists look back at 2012

2012 -- From Hurricane Sandy to the civil war in Syria, The Associated Press will look back at the big events that shaped 2012 in a series of text and multimedia stories. The following highlights were published in an advisory distributed to member news organ

Work of veteran AP photojournalist on view in Belgrade

2012 -- AP photojournalist Dusan Vranic is a veteran of covering international conflicts. A selection of his images showing life behind the scenes in war-scarred Afghanistan went on display Dec. 5 in his native Belgrade, in the main hall of the Belgrade Yout

AP 'Entertainment Now' program celebrates 1000th episode

2012 -- The Associated Press is celebrating the 1,000th episode of “Entertainment Now.” Running for almost 20 years, the weekly show includes the best of AP’s  high-definition entertainment video including news, fashion, features, music and movies

AP series to document global shift in China’s trading clout

2012 -- “China's Reach,” a multimedia series by The Associated Press that will use trade data to document the country’s growing, global economic impact and how it’s been changing over time, will debut Monday, Dec. 3

AP journalist Alberto Arce wins 2012 Rory Peck Award

2012 -- Associated Press journalist Alberto Arce has jointly won the “features” category of the prestigious 2012 Rory Peck Awards, which recognize the achievement of freelance cameramen and women in news and current affairs from around the world

La AP lanza su primer Manual de Estilo en español

2012 -- La Associated Press lanzará un nuevo Manual de Estilo en español para ser usado por periodistas, escritores y medios de comunicación de todos los países de habla hispana, especialmente en Latinoamérica y Estados Unidos

Ben Feller to leave AP White House beat

2012 -- The following memo was sent to AP staff in Washington by Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee

AP unveils Spanish Stylebook at Columbia J-School

2012 -- It started out as an informal memo circulated among reporters and editors for the AP’s Spanish service to ensure they were consistent in their use of certain words and phrases. More than 10 years later, and after much refinement and expansion of the

AP and NFL extend exclusive photo licensing deal

2012 -- The Associated Press and the National Football League today extended their commercial photo agreement, solidifying AP Images’ status as the worldwide commercial licensing agent of the NFL through the 2014-15 season

AP debuts Spanish-language Stylebook

2012 -- A new Spanish-language Stylebook from The Associated Press goes on sale today. The web-based book is for universal use by publishers, broadcasters and readers from all Spanish-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Latin America and the United State

AP State News Reports: Calling a total of 4,653 races

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay singles out the veteran Washington staffer who crunches the numbers and deciphers the data to help lead AP on election night in accurately cal

AP and dpa sign agreement for content distribution

2012 -- NEW YORK – The Associated Press and the German news provider dpa today signed an agreement that will allow them to distribute each other’s text and photos in various territories around the world

AP to publish Spotify's weekly most streamed, most viral tracks

2012 -- The following advisory was sent to AP members and customers from Global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumby Moody

Jennifer Agiesta promoted to director of polling for AP

2012 -- The following memo was sent today to the AP Washington news staff by Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee: I’m very pleased to announce that Jennifer Agiesta has been promoted to director of polling for AP. Jenn has done a wonderful job of shepherding our polli

AP launches its first Spanish-language stylebook

2012 -- The Associated Press will launch a new Spanish-language Stylebook for universal use by publishers, broadcasters and readers from all Spanish-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Latin America and the United States

AP calls the presidential race – state by state

2012 -- Since 1848, the Associated Press has counted the votes on which many news organizations base their projections and declare winners. The following is a chronology of APNewsAlerts calling the presidential race in each state (all times Eastern). At this

AP counts the votes for a waiting world

2012 -- As the world watches the results of the U.S. elections roll in on Tuesday night, it’s The Associated Press that will be counting the votes on which many news organizations will base their projections and declare winners

“Why It Matters”: New series focuses on election issues

2012 -- The following advisory, sent on the Associated Press wire, announces a new series of election year stories focused on issues that matter to voters. An introduction to the “Why It Matters” series also was distributed yesterday, along with the first st

‘AP Captures the World’ photo exhibit opens Nov. 15 in Tokyo

2012 -- “AP Captures the World,” an exhibit of stunning news photography from The Associated Press, opens Nov. 15, at the Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery in Tokyo

AP captures 7 awards in the Pictures of the Year International competition

2012 -- The Associated Press has been cited for seven awards in the Pictures of the Year International competition. David Guttenfelder led the way for AP photographers with citations in three categories

“Why It Matters” -- to voters and AP member news organizations

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes salutes the team behind “Why It Matters” -- AP’s issues-focused preamble to the presidential election. A total of 26 reporters and editors produced a 33-part series -- 20,000

AP evaluates photos and videos from storm watchers

2012 -- AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin and Fergus Bell, international social media and user-generated content editor, describe efforts this week to locate, authenticate and distribute an array of images submitted by readers and viewers with an eye on the

New AP global soccer poll ranks players and teams

2012 -- The Associated Press is launching a new poll Oct. 30 focused on global soccer players and teams, called AP Global Soccer 10

AP announces election night coverage plans

2012 -- The Associated Press will use a wide array of digital tools and innovations to count the vote and cover the results on Tuesday, Nov. 6, when Americans elect a president, Congress and numerous state officials

AP ‘Presidents’ photo exhibit at universities, libraries across US

2012 -- NEW YORK -- “The American President,” an exhibit of compelling news photos from the AP, is traveling to colleges, universities and public libraries across the country

Reviewing the use of 'illegal immigrant'

2012 -- In 'Close to the News,' a staff newsletter about the AP news report, worldwide and in all media, Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent reviews use of the term 'illegal immigrant' and offers further guidance on writing about imm

AP names first international social media and UGC editor

2012 -- The AP has expanded its commitment to social media and user-generated content as global newsgathering resources, promoting Fergus Bell to the newly created position of social media and UGC editor -- international

AP photo of Romney visit to Virginia school

2012 -- The AP on Monday took and distributed six photos of Gov. Romney’s visit to an elementary school in Fairfield, Va. One image, which showed Mr. Romney as he was crouching down to pose for a photo with the schoolchildren, received a caption addition on

SNTV to open bureau in Rio ahead of 2016 Games

2012 -- LONDON – SNTV, the joint venture between IMG Media and the AP, announced Oct. 11, 2012 it will open a new bureau in Rio de Janeiro

SNTV abrirá escritório no Rio antes dos Jogos Olímpicos 2016

2012 -- A SNTV, joint-venture entre a IMG Media e a Associated Press, anunciou hoje que irá abrir um novo escritório na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A agência líder mundial de vídeos esportivos terá sua sede juntamente com a Associated Press no Rio, cidade que

AP video transformation initiative wins Chairman’s Prize

2012 -- NEW YORK – The multimillion-dollar initiative that upgraded AP’s worldwide video production, newsgathering and distribution operations has been named the winner of the 2012 AP Chairman’s Prize

Dateline: Pyongyang

2012 -- Associated Press Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, addressing the Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory University in Atlanta on Oct. 1, recounted AP’s experience in opening the first independent news bureau in the N

Spanish Broadcasting System adds AP Spanish Online news

2012 -- The 10 U.S. radio stations of the Spanish Broadcasting System will add the AP Spanish Online news feed to their websites, The Associated Press announced today

The Associated Press announces Streamworks as partner for AP Video Hub live news service

2012 -- LONDON – The Associated Press (AP) has announced Streamworks International, the specialist in live breaking news, as the streaming collaborator for its AP Video Hub 24/7 live news service

'Seek out the facts ... Find the facts as they are'

2012 -- AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes gave the keynote address on Sept. 30 before the New England First Amendment Institute in Boston. Here’s the text of his remarks

AP Images to exclusively distribute NBA star Tyson Chandler’s personal photo catalog

2012 -- NEW YORK – NBA Champion and New York Knicks starting center Tyson Chandler has teamed up with AP Images, the unrivaled image provider, to showcase his impressive photo collection. While Chandler, the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and gold med

AP and Bambuser cement citizen content collaboration forged in Arab Spring

2012 -- LONDON – The Associated Press and live citizen broadcasting service Bambuser have cemented an agreement that will allow AP customers to use more live news video than ever before from citizen journalists around the globe

AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

2012 -- CHICAGO — The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces a 12-month residential fellowship for journalists that will focus on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the Uni

AP kicks off platforms covering college and pro football

2012 -- The Associated Press has launched two new multimedia content packages – for college and pro football – that its member news organizations can brand, embed and localize on their websites

AP announces full digital expansion of its stock footage business with launch of new video archive platform

2012 -- LONDON – The Associated Press today unveiled a new video archive platform to support the full-scale expansion of its stock footage business. Responding to increased demand for online video from digital customers, the platform will give new and existi

AP statement on sentencing of Shepard Fairey

2012 -- After spending a great amount of time, energy and legal effort, all of us at The Associated Press are glad this matter is finally behind us. We hope this case will serve as a clear reminder to all of the importance of fair compensation for those who

AP launches 24/7 live news service for digital publishers via online video delivery platform

2012 -- LONDON – The Associated Press has launched its 24/7 live video news service on AP Video Hub, a state-of-the-art global platform providing broadcast-quality video news for digital publishers

Hong Kong exhibit to remember AP photojournalist Horst Faas

2012 -- Photographs taken by the legendary Horst Faas, who won two Pulitzer Prizes during his nearly 50 years with the AP, will be on view during September at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kon

AP announces winners of the 2012 Oliver S. Gramling Awards

2012 -- In this Aug 23, 2012 note to all AP staff, President and CEO Gary Pruitt announces the winners of the 2012 Oliver S. Gramling Awards

AP State News Reports: Arrest reveals medical technicians are poorly regulated

2012 -- In this memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounts how a reporter in New Hampshire and another in New York led an effort that exposed how easy it was for a drug-addled hospital worker

10 Things to Know -- twice a day

2012 -- The AP is adding an edition of its popular 10 Things to Know, the weekday feature highlighting late-breaking news, upcoming events, AP exclusives and stories people will be talking about around the world

AP announces coverage plans for Republican and Democratic conventions

2012 -- The Associated Press will share its comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions across all media platforms via a wide array of digital tools and innovations

Social Security: separating facts from rhetoric

2012 -- A four-part Associated Press series on the health of Social Security continues this week with an examination of the program's long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers start to retire

AP series to examine health of Social Security

2012 -- The Associated Press will examine the state of Social Security and its long-term health in a four-part series of stories beginning Sunday

Food authority Sara Moulton to write column for AP

2012 -- Starting Aug. 6, The Associated Press will begin publishing a weekly healthy eating column by Sara Moulton, star of public television's "Sara's Weeknight Meals" and a longtime Food Network host. The column will be available to subscribers of AP's Lif

AP launches NFL poll, called AP Pro32

2012 -- The Associated Press is launching a new poll today focused on National Football League teams, called AP Pro32

AP's iCircular and Print2Web team up to bring local ad inserts to newspapers growing mobile and tablet audiences

2012 -- The Associated Press and Print2Web L.L.C. today announced the integration of Print2Web’s PDF-to-Web conversion service for ad production into the iCircular service and platform.  Working together, Print2Web and AP’s iCircular business unit will allow

AP updates social media guidelines

2012 -- Today the AP’s global news staff received an update of the social media guidelines that were last revised in November 2011

AP turns “Eyes on London” as Summer Games coverage unfolds

2012 -- The Associated Press today formally introduced a centerpiece of its comprehensive Summer Olympics coverage -- a frequently updated feature called "Eyes on London.

TownNews.com to Distribute iCircular Editions in its Weekly and Daily Newspaper Clients’ Mobile Sites

2012 -- Following successful beta pilot, The Associated Press’ iCircular business unit announces first major expansion of its mobile shopping service for smartphone users

AP Video–US offers broadcasters cross-platform flexibility, HD quality

2012 -- The Associated Press has announced the launch of AP Video-US, a daily selection of top news and feature stories from the U.S. and around the world delivered in broadcast-quality HD video via a secure Web portal

AP and Chelsea Football Club in photo distribution agreement

2012 -- The Associated Press and Press Association today announced a worldwide photo distribution agreement with Chelsea Football Club (CFC)

The Associated Press y la Press Association anuncian un acuerdo global de distribución de fotos con Chelsea Football Club

2012 -- The Associated Press (AP), una agencia líder mundial de noticias y la agencia nacional de noticias del Reino Unido Press Association (PA) han anunciado hoy una alianza global de distribución de fotos con Chelsea Football Club (CFC). El acuerdo garant

Associated Press e a Press Association anunciam acordo de distribuição mundial de fotos com Chelsea Football Club

2012 -- The Associated Press (AP), agência líder de notícias a nivel mundial, e a Press Association (PA), a agência nacional do Reino Unido anunciaram hoje um acordo de distribuição mundial de imagens com o Chelsea Football Club, assegurando uma distribuição

AP offers licensing rights to high-quality original music via Audiosocket

2012 -- The Associated Press and Audiosocket today announced that AP customers will now have access to Audiosocket’s curated collection of premium, culturally relevant music through AP Images. The collaboration between AP Images and Audiosocket will give pro

AP Sports Extra introduced to U.S. newspapers

2012 -- A series of 10 paginated pages that will preview top golf tournaments, the NFL draft, MLB playoffs and other premier sports events will be offered by The Associated Press free of charge to its member newspapers that carry AP Sports

AP announces coverage plans for 2012 Summer Olympics

2012 -- The Associated Press will use a wide array of digital tools and innovations to display its reporting strengths across all platforms at the 2012 Summer Games in London

'Assuring that we can continue our vital mission is my priority'

2012 -- Gary Pruitt has officially joined The Associated Press as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Tom Curley, who will remain at AP through a transitional period ending in mid-August. Here is a letter Pruitt sent to AP’s global staff toda

AP y fotógrafos lanzan nueva agencia de fotos de espectáculos y celebridades

2012 -- Nueva York – La Associated Press y algunos de los más destacados fotógrafos de celebridades del mundo han creado una compañía independiente para suministrar fotos exclusivas del mundo de la cultura, los espectáculos y la farándula

‘Good sources are no substitute for open government’

2012 -- AP reporter Matt Apuzzo this week accepted the New York Press Club’s Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award, bestowed on him and three of his colleagues for their series, "NYPD Spies on NYC.

AP and top celebrity photographers launch entertainment photography agency

2012 -- The Associated Press and some of the world’s leading celebrity photographers have formed an independent photography company to provide inside access to the entertainment industry

AP e fotógrafos de celebridades lançam agência de entretenimento Invision, que terá acesso e distribuição de imagens sem precedentes

2012 -- Nova York - A Associated Press e alguns dos mais renomados fotógrafos do mundo das celebridades formaram uma empresa de fotografia independente para fornecer acesso à indústria do entretenimento

AP wins 4 Edward R. Murrow Awards for online and radio journalism

2012 -- The Associated Press is proud to be honored with four of the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Awards, announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association

AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research releases energy survey

2012 -- CHICAGO — The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research  announces publication and availability of a major survey of the attitudes of Americans about key energy issues in the United States

AP and Xinhua sign historic photo distribution agreement

2012 -- The Associated Press and the Xinhua News Agency have signed an agreement for the distribution of AP photos in China

Reporter's dig reveals a 9/11 scholarship program in name only

2012 -- In this June 5 note to The Associated Press staff, AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes recounts how a statehouse correspondent’s dig into California’s specialty license plate program – and a commemorative 9/11 plate in particular – t

Jersey Shore news is ‘Shore Thing’ for NJ and Pa. papers

2012 -- In this June 5 memo to the Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay recounted how an AP reporter and news editor in New Jersey have devised a sure way to cover the Jersey Shore for AP m

2012 AP Stylebook adds fashion, expands social media section

2012 -- The Associated Press is today launching the 2012 print edition of The Associated Press Stylebook, with new chapters on fashion and broadcast terms, along with a greatly expanded social media section

AP video news now in high definition

2012 -- The Associated Press today began delivering video news in high definition to customers, culminating a phased rollout that commenced last year

AP CEO sees big opportunity in 'The Big Game'

2012 -- AP President and CEO Tom Curley outlined seven proposals to help traditional news media and sports authorities meet the challenges and maximize the opportunities presented by a multibillion-dollar global sports boom and digital revolution

AP launches new metadata service for digital publishers

2012 -- The Associated Press today announced the launch of AP Metadata Services, a new cloud-based service to help publishers automatically add rich metadata to their content, enabling them to connect their customers with more relevant news and information

AP journalists secure user-generated video of ‘gnarliest wave ever’

2012 -- Matt Reed was working the overnight shift on the West desk in Phoenix when Michael Musielski of the New York photo desk alerted him to an AP handout photo citing the accomplishment of a Hawaii resident man who surfed what is now known to be the world

AP exhibit, 'The American President,' at Federal Hall in Manhattan

2012 -- "The American President," an exhibit of compelling news photos from The Associated Press, is on view at Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall St., through the end of the year

AP to launch new weekly NFL poll called ‘AP Pro32’

2012 -- The Associated Press is launching a new weekly football poll on National Football League teams, AP Pro32. The poll will build on AP’s long tradition of ranking college football teams in the AP Top 25 poll. Below is the May 10 advisory sent to AP memb

Statement from the AP regarding bomb story timetable

2012 -- The Associated Press acted carefully and with extreme deliberation in its reporting on the underwear bomb plot and its subsequent decision to publish

AP CEO Tom Curley to discuss firing of WWII reporter

2012 -- Sixty-seven years after AP fired correspondent Ed Kennedy for breaking a military embargo to report the end of World War II, President and CEO Tom Curley is apologizing for how the situation was handled

Four AP news service executives named regional director

2012 -- Four veteran news service executives have been named regional director at The Associated Press, responsible for leading business development and responding quickly to member and customer needs in changing markets

AP to distribute motor sports photos from LAT USA, Autostock

2012 -- LAT USA and Autostock, two photo agencies that specialize in motor sports coverage, are making their content available for distribution worldwide by The Associated Press

AP Images to distribute royalty-free images from Fotolia

2012 -- The Associated Press and Fotolia, one of the world’s leading microstock image companies, today announced a collaboration giving customers access to millions of royalty-free images

Trevor Tompson named director of AP-NORC research center

2012 -- Trevor Tompson, global director of polling for The Associated Press, has been named director of the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

AP sportswriter uses FOIA to report exclusive on Arkansas coach scandal

2012 -- (In the below April 18 memo to the Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay explains how an AP reporter used FOIA requests to ensure that AP had the most authoritative reporting on a st

AP Images launches content API to assist customers

2012 -- AP Images, the commercial photo unit of The Associated Press, today announced the launch of a new distribution system that provides customers a simpler, more efficient way to access AP photographs

AP wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting on NYPD surveillance

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

NFLPA Selects AP to Distribute Photo and Video Content

2012 -- The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has selected The Associated Press (AP) to be the worldwide distributor of its wholly owned image based products

AP launches online video delivery platform for digital publishers

2012 -- The Associated Press today unveiled the beta version of AP Video Hub, a state-of-the-art global platform for the online delivery of broadcast-quality video news

Automated AP style-checking software StyleGuard now widely available

2012 -- Equiom Linguistic Labs Inc. today announced the general launch of software technology that automates the proofing process for Associated Press style. Read the full release on the StyleGuard website

The Associated Press to launch all news video in HD May 30

2012 -- The Associated Press will launch all news video services in high definition on May 30

Associated Press, Google award six $20,000 scholarships to 'new' journalists

2012 -- The Associated Press and Google today announced the first recipients of a new national scholarship program targeted at college students whose innovative projects exemplify the new journalist in the digital media age. The Online News Association, the

Bambuser users can now share newsworthy content directly with The Associated Press

2012 -- Global newsgathering network the Associated Press and live video broadcasting service Bambuser announced today an arrangement to provide Bambuser users with the opportunity to share newsworthy video via the AP

Three incumbents, six new members elected to AP board

2012 -- Three incumbents and six new members were elected to the board of directors of The Associated Press in results announced Tuesday at the annual meeting of the news cooperative in Washington

Gary Pruitt, of McClatchy, to become new president and CEO of The Associated Press

2012 -- The Associated Press today named Gary Pruitt as its new president and CEO. Pruitt, currently chairman, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., will join AP in July. He succeeds retiring AP President and CEO Tom Curley to become the 13th leader of AP

President Obama, IMF chief Lagarde to speak at AP annual meeting and lunch

2012 -- President Barack Obama and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde are scheduled to address representatives of The Associated Press membership at the not-for-profit news cooperative’s annual meeting in Washington on April 3

Photojournalists, including AP’s Richard Drew, to discuss their work at screenings of the documentary 'Deadline Every Second'

2012 -- Richard Drew and Charles Dharapak of The Associated Press are among photographers who will discuss their work as part of a series of screenings beginning this month for the new documentary "Deadline Every Second.

Window on North Korea: Photographs From the DPRK

2012 -- The 8th Floor presents an historic exhibition featuring photos of The Associated Press and the Korean Central News Agency that offers a rare glimpse into a nation long shrouded from view. "Window on North Korea" is on display at The 8th Floor, 17 W.

How AP reported in all formats from tornado-stricken regions

2012 -- In this March 8 note below to The Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for State News, Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay explains how an AP video journalist reported in all formats from tornado-stricken regions in the Midwest and S

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 tracks Top 25 men's college basketball action on a new platform

2012 -- Heading toward March Madness, The Associated Press is tracking Top 25 men’s college basketball action on a new platform – fan-friendly Web pages that its member news organizations are branding, embedding and localizing in their websites

AP and Google to offer Super Tuesday results via mapping application

2012 -- The Associated Press and Google are working together to make Google's mapping application available to subscribers of AP Election Services for Super Tuesday results

AP launches redesigned news app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

2012 -- Award-winning AP Mobile app now features “Big Stories,” local coverage from 1,000+ sources, customization and embedded social media tool

The Associated Press introduces new logo and look

2012 -- The Associated Press will roll out a new visual identity system, including an updated logo, this year. The identity system is the first significant change in AP’s look in 30 years and follows the development and implementation of a master-brand strat

AP's Charles Dharapak named WHNPA 'Photographer of the Year'

2012 -- The White House News Photographers Association has named Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak "Photographer of the Year.

The Associated Press appoints Absolutely Wild Visuals as exclusive distributor of its video archive in Australasia

2012 -- The Associated Press (AP) appoints Absolutely Wild Visuals as the exclusive distributor of its video archive in Australasia

The Associated Press to Digitise Vast Video Archive with CLEAR™ From Prime Focus Technologies

2012 -- The Associated Press is working with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) to digitise its unique video archive, making it available to a whole new audience across digital platforms

AP selected as pool camera for Houston’s funeral, will stream service

2012 -- Fans worldwide who want to bid Whitney Houston farewell will be able to watch her private funeral on the World Wide Web.

SNTV Extends Digital Rights Portfolio with German, Brazilian and French Football Among New Deals Secured

2012 -- SNTV, the joint venture between The Associated Press (AP) and IMG Worldwide, announced today it has secured key digital rights for customers of its SNTV Digital service, which launched at last October's Sportel

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to launch entertainment feed via The Associated Press

2012 -- The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the two premier entertainment media brands of Prometheus Global Media (PGM), are making their content available worldwide for use on digital platforms to customers of The Associated Press

AP files lawsuit against Meltwater News

2012 -- The Associated Press today filed suit against Meltwater News for copyright infringement and “hot news” misappropriation. Using unlicensed verbatim AP content, Meltwater delivers a service to paying customers that competes directly with AP and its cus

AP's analysis of casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan: the backstory

2012 -- In this Feb. 28 note below to The Associated Press staff, AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Mike Oreskes explains how AP's analysis of casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan stemmed from establishing the facts behind a major issue beset

Kathleen Carroll discusses the challenges of getting public information

2012 -- Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll today cited AP's global test of transparency laws in describing to a Berlin forum on freedom of expression the challenges of getting public information for the public

AP CEO Tom Curley to retire; Board of Directors launches search for successor

2012 -- Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press since 2003, will step down this year, AP announced Monday. The search for a successor has been launched by the AP Board of Directors

The Associated Press and Corbis Images to launch ‘Perceptions’ to showcase photos

2012 -- Corbis Images (www.corbisimages.com) and The Associated Press (www.ap.org) are rolling out a monthlong social media photo showcase called “Perceptions.” The showcase on Facebook seeks commentary from people who view selected images from the cross-dis

AP Debate on Democracy to stream online from economic forum

2012 -- Are the democratic institutions of the 20th century fit for the 21st? This will be the focus of a debate among international leaders on Thursday, Jan. 26, hosted by The Associated Press, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, now underway in D

AP names Chad Roedemeier director of State News and Member Choice products

2012 -- Chad Roedemeier, the assistant chief of bureau for The Associated Press in New York, has been named the organization’s director of State News and Member Choice products

AP opens first full-time, all-format news bureau in North Korea

2012 -- The Associated Press on Monday formally opened a news bureau in Pyongyang, becoming the first news organization to operate a text and photo bureau with full-time staff in North Korea

AP prepares for Nevada Republican caucuses on Feb. 4

2012 -- In this exciting election cycle, we welcome the Nevada GOP's plan to disseminate the results of its party-run precinct caucuses through Google and Twitter, a platform that the AP and its journalists have long been using in numerous ways to share news

FAQs: How The Associated Press will report results of Nevada GOP caucuses

2012 -- Social media will again play a role in disseminating the results from a state caucus. Results of the Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus on Saturday, Feb. 4, will be released through Twitter and Google, state GOP leaders have announced. Google had

AP resumes internship programs in business, technology and news

2012 -- The Associated Press announced today that it will reinstate its internship programs this summer after a year’s hiatus.

Behind AP's coverage of the Mt. Rainier shooting

2012 -- In this Jan. 4 memo below to The Associated Press staff, Managing Editor for Financial News and Global Training Kristin Gazlay explains how quick mobilization and excellent teamwork enabled AP to lead the breaking news coverage of the Washington stat

Confrontation on the tarmac: the AP photo that made news

2012 -- The photo of President Barack Obama and finger-pointing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has received plenty of media attention for The Associated Press and our photographer, Haraz N. Ghanbari

Corbis Images and The Associated Press launch their unparalleled media offering to customers

2012 -- Corbis Images and The Associated Press today launched their Media offering that provides customers unprecedented access to more than 10 million images covering an unparalleled range of breaking news, sports and entertainment, archival and creative im

Edith Lederer named WPCF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

2012 -- Edith M. Lederer of The Associated Press has been selected to receive the Washington Press Club Foundation's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 68th Annual Congressional Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8.

How AP's accuracy set the record straight for media coverage of Joe Paterno

2012 -- The report came from an independent student website, OnwardState.com, late on Saturday night: Fired football coach Joe Paterno, hospitalized with lung cancer and said by his family to have taken a serious turn for the worse, had die

Mary Junck of Lee Enterprises named new AP board chairman

2012 -- The Associated Press Board of Directors announced today that Mary Junck, chairman and CEO of Lee Enterprises, Inc., will become its new chairman

National Football League Celebrates Season with “NFL Honors” Super Bowl Eve

2012 -- The night before the two top teams kick off Super Bowl XLVI, the National Football League will salute its best players and plays from the 2011 season with a star-studded football and entertainment event - “NFL Honors” - a two-hour primetime awards sp

SNTV Launches in High Definition

2012 -- Sports News Television (SNTV), the joint-venture between Associated Press (AP) and IMG Worldwide, today launched its high-definition (HD) Sports News service

How AP's Statehouse coverage held Kansas elected officials accountable

2012 -- IMany governors' State of the State addresses are a laundry list of rewarmed campaign promises and general initiatives they want the Legislature to pursue. Rarely do they put forward any big surprises. But, sometimes, surprises can hide in what appea

Writer Pictures and The Associated Press Announce Photo Distribution Arrangement

2012 -- The Associated Press today announced the addition of Writer Pictures as a new contributing partner for its commercial photo division, AP Images. Under the arrangement, the UK-based Writer Pictures will distribute their images via the AP Images websit

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