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Moving Beyond the 'Illegal Immigrant'

Prerna Lal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Maybe now, news organizations beyond the Associated Press can focus on the covering new stories and opinion pieces about the lives of actual people as opposed to painting us all with the brush of a lazy, inaccurate and dehumanizing pejorative.

There Is No Such Thing As An 'Illegal Alien'

David Leopold | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

Yes, you read it correctly. There really is no such thing. And not because the Associated Press announced a long overdue change to its Stylebook yesterday.

Will Obama's Legacy Be a Death Squad Government in Honduras?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

A death squad government may not be the Obama administration's first choice for Honduras, but they prefer it to another left government that people might elect if they were able to organize in a free election.

It's Not Too Late for a War Tax

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

For 10 years, the United States has been fighting very real and very expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we have never levied a dime in special taxes to pay for either of these conflicts, let alone the also-expensive war at home (in the form of homeland security).

In National Merit Snafu, Why Must the Children Suffer?

Myra Demeter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Myra Demeter

Every single Beverly Hills High School junior who took the PSAT in October will not be eligible for National Merit Scholarships or even recognition, no matter how high their score. Why? Because the high school submitted the test results late.

AP Clarifies Use Of 'Husband' And 'Wife' For Gay Married Couples

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Associated Press has clarified its stance on same-sex couples. Officials on the AP's website note that the following entry has been added to t...

The Associated Press' Refusal To Treat Gay And Straight Marriages Equally

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Last week the AP decided in an internal memo on style that reporters should not refer to individuals in legal same-sex marriages as "husbands" or "wives" as they'd refer to individuals in legal heterosexual marriages. That's completely misguided.

Do 'Husband' And 'Wife' Matter?

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

Perhaps the AP is scared of using the terms "husband" and "wife" for legally married same-sex partners in text that is not attributed speech because its seems like a political act. Refusing to use the terms, however, is also a political act that reinforces inequality.

Associated Press Decides Married Same-Sex Couples Aren't Really Married

John Becker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

When my husband and I were legally married, we were married as husband and husband. Describing these relationships in any other way isn't just legally inaccurate; it's offensive and deeply disrespectful. It tells us that our marriages are somehow unworthy of the term.

AP Says 'Husband' And 'Wife' Not To Be Used For Gay Men, Lesbians

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The foremost authority on journalistic style and standards has released a memo that appears to set different standards for gay and heterosexual couple...

AP Word Ban Illustrates Double Standard On Same-Sex Marriage

AMERICAblog | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Shortly after an internal AP memo banning the use of the words “husband” and “wife” for legally-wed gay couples was leaked, AP changed...

NYT Discloses Location Of CIA Drone Base

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The CIA conducts lethal drone strikes against al-Qaida militants inside Yemen from a remote base in Saudi Arabia, including the strike t...

AP Names New Iraq Bureau Chief

AP | Posted 03.10.2013 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Adam Schreck, who has covered the economic and political forces reshaping the Middle East since 2008, has been named as Iraq bureau chi...

Changes At The Associated Press

Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

The Associated Press named Julie Pace White House correspondent on Friday. Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee sent a memo to staffers announcing...

Tribune Co. Newspapers Dropping AP | Posted 02.23.2013 | Media

The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January. ...

The Jindal End Run: 'E' in 'Email' Should Not Stand for 'Evasion'

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

To avoid possible disclosure, Jindal's top advisors used personal email accounts while devising a communications strategy regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts.

Suing the Old Boys' Club of Big Law

Kate McGuinness | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Kate McGuinness

When lawyers manage their own businesses, their own law firms, they should be expected to obey the law. Often, they don't -- especially when the law mandates equal treatment for female employees.

WATCH: HuffPost Live Discusses The Associated Press Ban On The Word 'Homophobia'

Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Late last month the Associated Press revealed that after 40 years of using the term "homophobia," it is now discouraging its use in news stories. T...

Associated Press Ban On 'Homophobia' Plays Into Anti-Gay Agenda

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Those who are anti-gay have been railing against the use of the word "homophobia" by journalists and others for years and are cheering the AP for banning it. This comes at a critical juncture in the gay rights movement, when anti-gay forces appear to be losing ground.

AP Spanish Stylebook Allows Words Like 'Sandwich,' 'Parquear'

AP | ANITA SNOW and CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- When writing in Spanish, it is perfectly acceptable to use the word "sandwich" to describe a tasty snack held together with two pieces ...

AP's Discouraging 'Homophobia' Is Discouraging

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The editors at the AP Stylebook have announced that they are "discouraging" use of the word "homophobia." They made their decision without consultation with the nation's leading LGBTQ organizations, leaders, activists and newspapers. That is a problem.

The New Pathway of Journalism, Thanks to Google

Kal Raustiala | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Kal Raustiala

The proposal to create a new form of copyright in links raises two important questions. Will such a rule actually benefit newspapers? And will it ultimately benefit us -- the readers of the news?

Michael Calderone

How Networks, AP Plan To Call 2012 Election | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- At 11 a.m. Tuesday, representatives from five TV networks and the Associated Press will head into the "quarantine room," an undisclosed lo...

Michael Calderone

News Outlets Didn't Publish Benghazi Detail At CIA's Request | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on a not-for-attribution basis, provided reporters Thursday with the most detailed explanation yet o...

AP Defends Use Of 'Illegal Immigrant'

Posted 10.19.2012 | Media

The Associated Press clarified its position on the phrase "illegal immigrant" after much debate on Friday. Poynter reported on a new AP memo expla...