2013 PRESS RELEASES

Times Square revelers to ring in 2014 with AP video and poll

2013 -- For the third year in a row, The Associated Press will be at the heart of New York City’s largest annual celebration, presenting a video recap of the year’s key moments at New Year’s Eve in Times Square

AP to showcase images of daily life worldwide at Tokyo gallery

2013 -- An exhibit of Associated Press news photography depicting daily life around the world will be showcased at the Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery in Tokyo beginning Jan. 2, 2014

AP Mobile unveils new look and features for Android

2013 -- The Associated Press today released a major redesign to the Android version of AP Mobile, its popular, award-winning app

New AP e-book recommends free attractions across U.S.

2013 -- The Associated Press has published an e-book collecting its correspondents’ recommendations of five free things to see and do in 45 top destinations across the United States

AP launches World Cup wire in English and Spanish

2013 -- The Associated Press today launched a 2014 World Cup wire, in both English and Spanish, which will bring together all of AP’s global coverage of the world’s largest soccer tournament

AP Video Hub announces new deal with Le Figaro

2013 -- The Associated Press today announced a new deal with leading French newspaper Le Figaro, making it the first French publisher to license AP Video Hub, a state-of-the-art online video delivery platform

New York exhibit of AP's Vietnam photos is extended

2013 -- An exhibit of gripping Vietnam War photos by The Associated Press has been extended a few days by a New York gallery due to popular demand.

Carovillano is named managing editor for U.S. news

2013 -- Brian Carovillano, who has been AP’s Bangkok-based Asia-Pacific news director, today was named managing editor for U.S. news, a role that encompasses the 50 State News Reports and other key responsibilities

How AP is keeping up with changing markets, customer needs

2013 -- AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt discusses how AP is keeping up with changing markets and changing customer needs at the News Agencies World Congress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the full text of his prepared remarks

AP unveils digital archive of Middle East footage

2013 -- The Associated Press today announced the launch of a fully digitized archive of video footage from, about and relevant to the Middle East and North Africa

Ancestry.com and AP bring historical AP archives online

2013 -- Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, is proud to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that makes fifty years of news stories--in their original wire copy format--available online today

AP investigation explores hidden cost of ethanol

2013 -- For years, corn ethanol has been a centerpiece of America's green energy strategy. President Barack Obama and his administration have described this homegrown fuel as a way to reduce greenhouse gases and to wean the country off foreign sources of oil

Study: Video news critical in Asia media markets

2013 -- Study: Video news critical in Asia media market

AP appoints new marketing director in London

2013 -- The Associated Press has appointed a new director of marketing for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Rachel Woodward, a media executive with extensive experience in film and content marketing, takes over from Julia Howe

The power of the image in war: A discussion in San Francisco

2013 -- The photographic history of the Vietnam War and the challenges that photojournalists face in today’s combat zones will be discussed on Nov. 14, at the Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St. in San Francisco

AP teams with Kwiztek to deliver interactive games

2013 -- The Associated Press and Kwiztek have teamed up to deliver  new interactive online and mobile trivia games using AP’s news and entertainment content and Kwiztek’s gaming platform

AP introduces two new Stylebook subscription products

2013 -- AP introduces two new Stylebook subscription product

War photography, then and now: A talk with AP at the Newseum

2013 -- The photographic history of the Vietnam War and the challenges that photojournalists face in today’s combat zones will be discussed on Oct. 26 at the Newseum in Washington

AP executive editor extols accountability journalism

2013 -- AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll this week accepted the Carr Van Anda Award at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Exhibit and panels mark publication of AP Vietnam photo history

2013 -- The photojournalists who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press created one of the great visual legacies of the 20th century. Many of those powerful images are now collected in a new book, “Vietnam: The Real War,” published today by Abrams

AP ENPS Mobile unveils new look, real-time updates

2013 -- The Associated Press today launched a bold new look and user interface for AP ENPS Mobile with the power of real-time updates. Journalists on the move will become more connected to their newsroom wherever they are, never missing a wire or a breaking

Russian President Putin speaks to AP in rare interview

2013 -- In a rare exchange with an international news organization, Russian President Vladimir Putin was interviewed Tuesday evening in Moscow on an array of global issues by The Associated Press

AP announces winners of the 2013 Oliver S. Gramling Awards

2013 -- In this note to all AP staff, President and CEO Gary Pruitt announced the winners of the 2013 Oliver S. Gramling Awards. The Gramling Awards are an annual company-wide program created in 1994 to honor AP staffers for excellence. Each year, a committe

AP formally dedicates all-format bureau in Myanmar

2013 -- The Associated Press this week formally dedicated its new bureau in Myanmar, the first all-format international news operation in Yangon

The Washington Post launches video channel with AP ENPS

2013 -- PostTV, The Washington Post’s new digital video channel for the Web and mobile, is using AP ENPS as its core production system.  PostTV’s first live program, “On Background,” launched on July 29.  With the help of AP ENPS, PostTV will produce additio

‘Vietnam: The Real War,’ photo history by AP, to publish Oct. 1

2013 -- To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the 20th century. Collected in “Vietnam: The Real War” (Abrams; Oct. 1,

AP Images named official photo partner for 2013 Guinness Cup

2013 -- AP Images, the commercial photo unit of the Associated Press, today announced a worldwide photo production and distribution agreement with the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup and its business and marketing arm, Relevent Sports

AP and Meltwater to collaborate on innovating new products

2013 -- Meltwater, the leading provider of online intelligence solutions, and The Associated Press today announced they have entered into an agreement to develop new and innovative products based on AP’s world class content and Meltwater’s deep technical exp

One America News Network launches with AP ENPS

2013 -- One America News Network, the country's newest cable news network, is powering its production with the AP ENPS news production system. Owned by Herring Broadcasting, the San Diego, Calif., based network launched earlier this month

AP exec editor briefs UN Security Council on protection of journalists

2013 -- Associated Press Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll addresses the UN Security Council on the protection of journalists. Read the full text of her prepared remarks.

AP extends contract with LiveU to meet live video demand

2013 -- Associated Press journalists on every continent can now stream real-time video content back to its London production hub in full, broadcast-quality high definition

AP announces five stand-up locations available for royal baby coverage

2013 -- AP announces five stand-up locations available for royal baby coverag

Two TV stations adopt the new AP ENPS

2013 -- Gannett’s WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn., and Intermountain West’s KSNV-TV, Las Vegas,  are now producing news with the new AP ENPS news production system. Both stations went live with AP ENPS at the end of June

Erste Umfassende Studie Zum Konsum Von Video-Nachrichten Zeigt Hohe Nachfrage Bei Verbrauchern

2013 -- Studie unterstreicht die hohe Bedeutung von Videoclips für Online-Nachrichtenseite

AP Mobile gets bold new look, improves access to local news

2013 -- The Associated Press today released a major redesign of its popular, award-winning app, AP Mobile, which improves users’ ability to access AP breaking news from around the globe and local content from more than 1,100 contributing news providers

AP buys stake in Bambuser, strengthens live UGC video capability

2013 -- LONDON -- The Associated Press today announced the purchase of a minority stake in Bambuser, the pioneering live video service that allows users to broadcast, watch and share live video through mobile phones and computers

AP CEO addresses phone records seizure and safeguards

2013 -- Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt addresses phone records seizure and safeguards at the National Press Club. Read the full text of his prepared remarks.

AP CEO to speak on seizure of AP phone records, the way forward

2013 -- Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt will outline ways to protect newsgathering against government interference, in the wake of the Department of Justice’s sweeping seizure of AP phone records, in a speech on June 19 at the National Press C

AP, Google award six $20,000 scholarships

2013 -- The Associated Press and Google today announced the second recipients of a national scholarship program targeted at college students whose innovative projects exemplify the new journalist in the digital media age. The Online News Association, the wor

AP Stylebook marks 60th anniversary with new print edition

2013 -- The AP Stylebook is marking its 60th anniversary with the 2013 print edition, which includes more than 90 new or updated entries and broadens the guidelines on social media

AP names Maria Ronson vice president, Asia sales

2013 -- The Associated Press director of Asia sales, Maria Ronson, has been promoted to vice president, Asia sales. She will be responsible for all AP international licensing revenue across Asia Pacific

AP appoints new director of business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia

2013 -- The Associated Press has appointed Chris Waiting as director of business development Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Waiting will join the EMEA and Asia management team and be responsible for supporting Daisy Veerasingham, Head of AP's Video Bu

Belo Corp. picks AP ENPS for group-wide news production

2013 -- Belo Corp.’s 16 television, cable news operations and Washington DC Bureau are upgrading their news production systems to AP ENPS, giving their staffs integrated, industry-leading capabilities for getting local news on the air, the Web, mobile device

AP Mobile app features audio news updates, powered by Stitcher

2013 -- The Associated Press today announced that the award-winning AP Mobile application will now feature audio news updates, powered by Stitcher. These 3-minute top news summaries will be updated every hour, giving users another way of experiencing AP’s po

New AP Images platform improves search, functionality

2013 -- The Associated Press has unveiled a new platform to give customers better access to its vast collection of news and archival images, one of the largest in the world

Mostly news TV station in Vegas chooses AP ENPS

2013 -- KSNV-TV, the Las Vegas-based flagship of Intermountain West Communications Company, has picked AP ENPS as the station’s new multiplatform news production system as it prepares to replace most of its syndicated programming with local news

AP news exec John Daniszewski named to Pulitzer Prize board

2013 -- John Daniszewski, a top news executive at the Associated Press with deep experience in the coverage of major world news events, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced today

Chambers TV stations in Oregon connect via AP ENPS

2013 -- Two Chambers Communications TV stations in Oregon are now producing their news on AP ENPS. KEZI-TV in Eugene and KDRV-TV in Medford are connected as one virtual newsroom to allow for collaboration and content sharing, made easy with AP ENPS

AP-Green Light e-book helps kids explore space

2013 -- The Associated Press, in collaboration with Green Light Learning Tools, has released a new educational e-book on space exploration

First in-depth study into video news consumption reveals high levels of consumer demand

2013 -- Research shows importance of video news within online news sites

AP wins Pulitzer for Syria photos; is finalist for Syria reporting

2013 -- The Associated Press was honored Monday for its international coverage, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography as seen in gripping images of the Syrian civil war and being named a finalist in international reporting for its firsthan

Three new members, five incumbents elected to AP board

2013 -- Three new members and five incumbents were elected to the board of directors of The Associated Press in results announced today at the annual meeting of the news cooperative in Orlando, Fla

AP expands US video news coverage

2013 -- The Associated Press is increasing video news coverage across America, doubling the number of video journalists and restructuring its Washington production hub

AP unveils flexible new video portal for US customers

2013 -- The Associated Press today introduced a new U.S. video portal that delivers both broadcast and online video together on a single platform for the first time

AP ENPS unveils iOS app for ENPS Mobile

2013 -- The Associated Press today announced the launch of the new AP ENPS Mobile iOS app for Apple iPhones and iPads. The AP ENPS Mobile app makes accessing the power of AP ENPS from the field quicker and easier by allowing users to stay logged in at all ti

Presidential adviser Erskine Bowles to address AP and NAA

2013 -- Erskine Bowles, who served as White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton and later co-chaired President Barack Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, will address members of The Associated Press at th

6 multiformat journalists to staff new AP bureau in Myanmar

2013 -- The AP on March 30 formally opened a bureau in Yangon, Myanmar, the first international news agency permitted to operate full time in the country, which has relaxed its longtime restrictions on media amid a wave of democratic reforms

AP photo from Gaza wins top honors in China contest

2013 -- AP photographer Bernat Armangue took top honors in the China International Press Photo Competition (CHIPP), winning Picture of the Year and a gold prize for “Goodbye in Gaza,” a moving image of a Palestinian man kissing the hand of a dead relative in

AP CEO: Win vs. Meltwater 'a victory for public and democracy'

2013 -- In clear and sweeping victory for the Associated Press and for the public, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District, in Manhattan, ruled Wednesday that Meltwater News infringed the use of AP content. The court granted AP’s motion for summary

AP wins copyright infringement suit against Meltwater News

2013 -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District, in Manhattan, ruled today that Meltwater News misappropriated AP content. The court granted AP’s motion for summary judgment in the suit, denying Meltwater’s

AP-NORC Center releases new survey on low-wage workers

2013 -- The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research surveys reveals surprising new facts and deeper understanding of how lower-wage workers and their employers view lower-wage jobs and opportunities for advancing the careers of lower-wage wo

AP VP Sandy MacIntyre named director of global video news

2013 -- Associated Press international video chief Sandy MacIntyre has been promoted to also lead the news cooperative’s burgeoning video business in the United States

New AP series to examine the changing face of America

2013 -- The Associated Press will examine the increasing diversity of the United States and an impending historic shift in which racial and ethnic minorities will become the majority, in a series of stories set to begin March 18

Africa-based journalist Rukmini Callimachi wins ASNE honor

2013 -- AP West Africa Bureau Chief Rukmini Callimachi has won the Distinguished Writing Award for Nondeadline Writing from the American Society of News Editors, whose annual honors for reporting and photography were announced today

At Rio sports conference, AP focuses on 'second screen'

2013 -- The AP unveiled a sequel to its popular 2012 sport video at Sportel in Rio de Janeiro, outlining how the "second screen" experience — combining TV and mobile devices — has become a new reality in the world of sport

Entry on mental illness is added to AP Stylebook

2013 -- The Associated Press today added an entry on mental illness to the AP Stylebook

AP wins Knight grant to build data journalism tool

2013 -- The Associated Press’ pioneering work in data journalism is being awarded a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the second time

Papal succession style guide distributed by AP

2013 -- The AP Standards Center today issued the following advisory to editors at our member news organizations

AP plans extensive coverage as pope begins retirement

2013 -- Pope Benedict XVI officially enters retirement on Thursday, Feb. 28, the first pontiff to step down in 600 years, and Associated Press journalists from around the globe will be covering his final day in text, photos, video and on social media

Entertainment photographer Eric Charbonneau signs with Invision

2013 -- Eric Charbonneau, a renowned entertainment photographer with over 25 years of experience, today signed with Invision, the multimedia entertainment agency jointly owned by The Associated Press and some of the world's leading entertainment photographer

AP photographers honored by Pictures of the Year International

2013 -- Powerful news images from the Associated Press taken in such varied places as North Korea, Syria, India, Ohio and Colorado were among those that won top prizes in the 2013 Pictures of the Year International contest

AP unveils extensive upgrade of ENPS broadcast software

2013 -- The Associated Press today announced the release of a groundbreaking new version of ENPS, the world’s most-installed newsroom production software

AP and TVN Agency announce continued cooperation on newsgathering

2013 -- The Associated Press and TVN Agency (TVN) today announced a two year extension to the newsgathering cooperation that began in 2009.  The Warsaw-based agency will supply video news stories from Poland for further distribution to AP clients worldwide

Publishers support AP in infringement suit against Meltwater

2013 -- The New York Times Co., Advance Publications Inc., Gannett Co., McClatchy Co., the Newspaper Association of America and BurrellesLuce have filed an amicus brief in support of The Associated Press in its infringement suit against Meltwater

New entry in the AP Stylebook: husband, wife

2013 -- This following entry was added today to the AP Stylebook Online and also will appear in the new print edition and Stylebook Mobile, published in the spring

AP photographers win 8 prizes in World Press Photo contest

2013 -- Associated Press photojournalists who’ve worked tirelessly to document the civil war in Syria and conflict in Gaza, among many other stories last year, won top prizes in the distinguished World Press Photo competition

Director of AP Election Services adds financial product management

2013 -- Brian Scanlon, director of the AP Election Services portfolio, has been promoted to an expanded role, adding oversight of AP’s business and financial products

'The Dirty Game' — AP probe into international soccer fraud

2013 -- A months-long probe into match-fixing in international soccer is being published over four days, starting Feb. 12

AP names first VP for digital advertising sales

2013 -- Ken Detlet, a veteran of the digital advertising industry who most recently led sales and marketing for Mashable, has joined the AP as vice president for digital advertising strategy and sales

AP’s red carpet experience will broadcast live on Xbox 360

2013 -- The Associated Press is bringing the red carpet to the Xbox 360® entertainment system from Microsoft

AP reporter awarded fellowship on economics of aging and work

2013 -- Matt Sedensky, an award-winning correspondent for the Associated Press whose national beat includes issues of aging, has been named the first recipient of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Fellowship on the Economics of Agi

AP and picture alliance sign exclusive distribution deal

2013 -- The Associated Press and picture alliance, a subsidiary of German press agency dpa, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement in Germany and Austria

Dangerous levees: How they got that story

2013 -- In a memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for State News Kristin Gazlay recounts how one reporter in Traverse City, Mich., and another based in New Orleans used freedom of information law and their own interviewing skills over many weeks to document how

AP coverage of health care rollout to focus on states

2013 -- President Barack Obama’s national health care reform is the biggest addition to the nation’s social safety net since the advent of Medicare nearly 50 years ago. The Affordable Care Act is estimated to cover at least 30 million of the nearly 50 millio

Televised debate on jobs to mark AP coverage from Davos

2013 -- Political, corporate and thought leaders from more than 100 countries will convene  in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23 - 27, at the World Economic Forum, and AP journalists will be there providing comprehensive coverage across  all formats for its global

Revelations about job losses to begin AP recession series

2013 -- The Associated Press will launch a series exploring changes wrought by the Great Recession with reports documenting the downturn’s profound impact on jobs that support a broad middle class in the United States, Europe and other developed countries

AP to cover inauguration in all formats and on real-time platform

2013 -- From the swearing-in ceremony to the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue to the celebratory evening balls, the Associated Press will provide full text, photo, video, interactive and social media coverage of Monday’s 57th presidential inauguration and fe

International Media & Archive Consortium warns of Judicial Review over UK Government plans to weaken copyright

2013 -- A consortium of the world’s largest news agencies, commercial licensing companies and commercial audiovisual archives has today called on the UK Government to rethink its plans to weaken UK copyright law and its use of secondary legislation

AP and Green Light Learning Tools publish iBook on US presidency

2013 -- NEW YORK -- The AP, in collaboration with Green Light Learning Tools, is bringing the Oval Office to the iPad

DSA Media Group to promote AP sports brands

2013 -- DSA Media Group will work to promote college football and basketball sports brands for the Associated Press under a deal announced today

Invision to capture celeb excitement for The Hollywood Reporter

2013 -- Invision, the multimedia entertainment agency jointly owned by The Associated Press and some of the world's leading entertainment photographers, will shoot film festivals, premieres and a worldwide array of other marquee industry events for The Holly

'NFL Honors,' on Super Bowl eve, to feature AP awards

2013 -- The night before the two top teams kick off Super Bowl XLVII, the National Football League will salute its best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season with a star-studded football and entertainment  event - “2nd Annual NFL Honors” - a t

AP provides sponsored tweets during electronics show

2013 -- The Associated Press announced today that Samsung will be the first company to provide sponsored tweets to the news agency's primary Twitter account, https://twitter.com/ap.

AP reporters find steroid crackdown ineffective

2013 -- The following memo was sent to staff by AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Michael Oreskes

AP names Julie Pace White House correspondent

2013 -- The following memo was sent to staff by AP Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee on Jan. 4, 2013

AP compiles presidential inauguration style guide

2013 -- To help with spelling and usage of the terms for the Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama, the AP compiled a style guide of essential words, phrases and definitions

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