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Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

Black Twitter Calls Out Associated Press For Renisha McBride Tweet, And It's Spot On

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

The Associated Press is usually known for its journalistic integrity, but the news outlet's framing of a murder conviction has drawn outrage on social...

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Wisconsin Police Chief Accused Of Harassing Tea Party Protester

Associated Press | Todd Richmond | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin police chief was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader for solic...

Woman In Heroin Deaths Panicky Then Calm, Police Say

Associated Press | KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The ...

'Slender Man' Stabbing Suspect Declared Incompetent

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors believe that one of the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional characte...

North Dakota Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Time around, due to the North Dakota Public Records Statute, Big Rail and Big Oil didn't get away with it.

What Gardner Doesn't Say Is More Informative Than What He Says

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

An Associated Press article last week reported on the clashes between Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, on immigration i...

AP Makes Major Change

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

The Associated Press is advising its reporters and editors that less is more. AP's managing editor for US News Brian Carovillano sent a memo to sta...


AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Baltimore's WBAL radio and CBS Sports have won top honors as "best of show" winne...

Murdered Journalist Remembered At Funeral

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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 04.19.2014 | 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...