2011 AP IN THE NEWS

AP and NBA ref reach settlement in tweet suit

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and an NBA referee have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the news agency and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting the referee intentionally made a bad call to make up for another on

AP announces HD rollout timetable

2011 -- The Associated Press today announced the timetable for its high definition (HD) rollout strategy at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam. In a multimillion-dollar upgrade, the AP is transforming its video business by switching its entire newsgathering, pr

AP IMPACT: NYPD eyed US citizens in intel effort

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department put American citizens under surveillance and scrutinized where they ate, prayed and worked, not because of charges of wrongdoing but because of their ethnicity, according to interviews and documents obta

AP journalists and attorneys win Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

2011 -- The Associated Press was named the recipient of the 2011 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for work uncovering federal documents of public interest

AP photographer Matt Dunham wins two prizes in UK Picture Editors’ Guild competition

2011 -- AP photographer Matt Dunham won two prizes in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild 2011 Awards, including overall photographer of the year. The annual awards recognize and celebrate the art of press photography

AP photographer wins photojournalism award

2011 -- Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti, who lost his left foot while on assignment in Afghanistan last year, won the top award on Thursday for the National Press Photographers Association

AP's Rukmini Callimachi wins 2011 Eugene S. Pulliam Award

2011 -- West Africa correspondent Rukmini Callimachi has won the 2011 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award for her Sept. 1, 2010 article about Haiti's Hotel Montana

AP Top 25 at 75

2011 -- It began back before bowl games mattered and has riled fans coast to coast ever since. It's been analyzed in dissertations and villainized in letters no newspaper would print. Instead of simply surviving, it's thrived

AP touts stronger state reports, investigations

2011 -- DENVER (AP) — The Associated Press emphasized its efforts to strengthen state news reports and investigative and accountability journalism in its annual presentation to media executives Thursday

AP wins two gold awards for interactive features at Asia Digital Media Awards

2011 -- The Asia Digital Media Awards from WAN-IFRA honor the best examples of how individuals and organizations have embraced new technology, innovative thinking and creativity in Digital Media in the Asian region. The AP won two gold awards in the Best in

A special series: 'Deadbeat Illinois'

2011 -- As part of the joint Associated Press-Associated Press Media Editors' yearlong “Broken Budgets” project, the Illinois AP is distributing stories from a combined reporting effort with members to examine the impacts of the State of Illinois' backlog in

Inside the spy unit that NYPD says doesn't exist

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — From an office on the Brooklyn waterfront in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, New York Police Department officials and a veteran CIA officer built an intelligence-gathering program with an ambitious goal: to map

Lawyers seek NYPD spy docs as lawmakers duck issue

2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil rights lawyers on Monday raised the first opposition to New York Police Department efforts to spy on Muslims, an operation that politicians have been reluctant to even discuss

Newspapers to insert 'iCircular' ads on phones

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — Major newspapers and retailers are teaming up to put more advertising on mobile phones through a new service developed by The Associated Press

NPR, AP among winners of Headliner Awards

2011 -- National Public Radio and The Associated Press have won top honors in the 77th annual National Headliner Awards

NY Muslims feel targeted despite alliance promise

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the New York Police Department sent undercover officers into Muslim neighborhoods to detect possible terrorist activities in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, government officials there and elsewhere have sought to b

NYPD confirms CIA officer works at department

2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) — New York's police commissioner confirmed Thursday that a CIA officer is working out of police headquarters there, after an Associated Press investigation revealed an unusual partnership with the CIA that has blurred the line between

NYPD infiltration of colleges raises privacy fears

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) -- With its whitewashed bell tower, groomed lawns and Georgian-style buildings, Brooklyn College looks like a slice of Colonial Virginia dropped into modern-day New York City. But for years New York police have feared this bucolic setti

NYPD spied on city's Muslim anti-terror partners

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — Egyptian sheik Reda Shata considered himself a partner in New York's fight against terrorism. He cooperated with the police and FBI, invited officers to his mosque for breakfast, even dined with Mayor Michael Bloomberg

SPJ honors Associated Press staff with Pulliam First Amendment Award

2011 -- SPJ honors Associated Press staff with Pulliam First Amendment Awar

The Associated Press ranks in Top 10 on 2011 InformationWeek 500

2011 -- InformationWeek has ranked The Associated Press No. 6 on this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual list of the nation’s top technology innovators. The list was revealed last night at InformationWeek’s awards ceremony in Dana Point, Calif

The Associated Press wins 8 Edward R. Murrow Awards for online news

2011 -- The Associated Press won a total of eight honors in the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Awards announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association, including for overall excellence. AP’s coverage of three of the biggest stories of last ye

What's the CIA doing at NYPD? Depends whom you ask

2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, one of the CIA's most experienced clandestine operatives started work inside the New York Police Department. His title is special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence. On that much, everyone agrees

With CIA help, NYPD moves covertly in Muslim areas

2011 -- NEW YORK (AP) — Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the New York Police Department has become one of the nation's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies, targeting ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if

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