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Murdered Journalist Remembered At Funeral

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media

HOEXTER, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church in central Germany on Saturday to remember Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringh...

Torment, Anger and Poor Communicating

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

As we enter the second week of the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, we are hearing more and more questions raised about the ability of the ...

Top Associated Press Reporter Leaving

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.13.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Kimberly Dozier, a top intelligence reporter for the AP, is leaving.

Reporters Should Clarify That Coffman Is Not Supportive of Citizenship Path Via College

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists continue to report that Rep. Mike Coffman is being nicer to young undocumented immigrants than he really is. Coffman supports giving youn...

Watchdog Group Calls AP's Pruitt a "Constitutional Champion"

Ginny Sloan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Ginny Sloan

Because of his strong leadership against government intimidation of the media, The Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal watchdog group, is honoring Gary Pruitt, the President and CEO of the Associated Press, as one of its 2014 Constitutional Champions.

YIKES! This Correction Is Super-Embarrassing

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media

On Thursday morning, the Associated Press sent out this tweet: BREAKING: With judge's order, same-sex marriage now legally recognized in Kentucky....

AP Chief Sends Urgent Message

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.24.2014 | Media

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, ...

Much Ado About Photoshop?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.

Show Me the Money: Higher Education and the Workforce

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century.

AP Cuts Ties With Photographer Who Altered Picture

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo h...

#AfricaSees Lazy Headlines -- and Should Call Them Out in 2014

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Adedana Ashebir

Consider this: Would North America's start ever be judged as crazy or criminal by the first week of 2014 in Florida?

Associated Press Falsely Claims Obamacare Site Is Written in 'Spanglish'

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Associated Press' recently published and factually-challenged report that the Obamacare Spanish-language site is written in "Spanglish" is both funny and pathetic. Years of high school Spanish seem to have been wasted upon these journalists.

What Does the Source Say?

John P. David | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
John P. David

If you are ever in a situation where you want to share sensitive information with a journalist, the most important rule (after calling a PR person to help you) is to set very clear ground rules about attribution before the conversation starts.

Michael Calderone

AP 'Beefing Up' Newsroom Amid Understaffing Concerns | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Brian Carovillano, the Associated Press’ incoming managing editor for U.S. news, notified employees Thursday about several recent hires ...

Winner Of $636 Million Lotto Jackpot Comes Forward

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from...

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Obamacare: What's in It for You? Plenty, So Take Time to Find Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Numbers show just how big the disconnect is between the reality of what's occurred in health care since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the perception that people have of the law resulting from the relentless campaign of misinformation from the president's opponents.

A Shocking Number Of People Are Temporarily Rich

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize in...

AP Spokesman: We Did Not 'Sit' On Story Of Secret Iran Talks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Media

The Associated Press defended its handling of a story about the secret talks between the United States and Iran in a statement on Tuesday. The AP r...

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of ...

AP Chief: US Press Attacks Will 'Comfort Authoritarian Regimes'

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that wea...

Michael Calderone

AP Fires Two Journalists Over Erroneous Terry McAuliffe Report | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Associated Press has fired a reporter and editor over an erroneous Oct. 9 report that Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAulif...

Michael Calderone

'Control Freak' Obama White House Takes Secrecy To Historic Extreme, Report Finds | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Leonard Downie spent more than four decades at The Washington Post, including 17 years as the paper’s top editor, and has heard plenty o...

Judge to Quinn: Pay 'em! Decision and Reactions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You probably know by now that Gov. Pat Quinn lost his attempt to cancel paychecks for lawmakers. Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in their lawsuit against Quinn.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bruce Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

What kind of watch does a man as wealthy as Bruce Rauner wear? It's among our Fun Facts for the Chicago venture capitalist-turned-gubernatorial candidate.