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The Associated Press

The Associated Press
The Associated Press is the largest news-gathering organization in the world, disseminating news stories, photographs, graphics, audio and video.

Operating as a not-for-profit cooperative and based in New York City, the AP is owned by 1,500 daily newspaper members in the United States. Its mission is to be a global news network. The AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus throughout the world. Founded in 1846, the AP considers itself to be the world's most trusted independent news source.

The cooperative, running in a 24-hour news cycle, helps members distribute their stories and other content to other members and also picks up member stories for i...
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The Associated Press is the largest news-gathering organization in the world, disseminating news stories, photographs, graphics, audio and video.

Operating as a not-for-profit cooperative and based in New York City, the AP is owned by 1,500 daily newspaper members in the United States. Its mission is to be a global news network. The AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus throughout the world. Founded in 1846, the AP considers itself to be the world's most trusted independent news source.

The cooperative, running in a 24-hour news cycle, helps members distribute their stories and other content to other members and also picks up member stories for its use. It distributes content to 121 countries and in four languages. The AP has won 49 Pulitzer Prizes in reporting and story-telling and 30 for photography.
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  • Texas filibuster captures nation's attention all day and all night

    Texas filibuster captures nation's attention all day and all night
    Shouts and chants filled the chamber of a special session of the Texas Senate as the clock neared midnight. For 13 hours a Democratic senator from Fort Worth -- Wendy Davis -- had held sway over the legislative session in a filibuster designed to block...
  • A Word, Please: Solving the case of the missing apostrophe

    Somewhere out there, in the teachers' lounge at a teachers college, people are chatting and laughing and sipping coffee — blissfully unaware that they're living exhibits in the Weird Punctuation Hall of Fame. The weirdness comes courtesy of a...
  • Timeline of Ray Lewis' career

    Timeline of Ray Lewis' career
    When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known was that Lewis would become perhaps the greatest middle linebacker...
  • Stylebook conservatism

    As you may have read, the Associated Press decided this week that its writers are permitted to use husband and wife for same-sex couples, in those jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal. Should you not have read about it, I commend to your...
  • Sorry, AP, can't go along on "homophobia"

    The editors of the Associated Press Stylebook discourage the use of the word homophobia, and this is their explanation: "Phobia means irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness. In terms like homophobia, it's often speculation. The...
  • Hey, AP, maybe you could ban "suspect"

    I wrote last night about the misguided effort by the editors of the Associated Press Stylebook to discourage the use of the word homophobia. If the editors wanted to do something really useful, they would insert in the next edition an entry cautioning the...
  • Hey, AP Stylebook users, they're just guidelines

    A comment on Facebook responding to one of my posts recommending revisions in the Associated Press Stylebook raises a couple of issues worth examining:  Here's what bugs me: the idea that a style guide should, or is claiming to, apply universally. That'...
  • Teel Time: With No. 2 Oregon on deck, reviewing U.Va.'s top non-conference wins

    Virginia has gone undefeated in non-conference play only once in the last 15 football seasons, in 2005, and with No. 2 Oregon visiting Scott Stadium on Saturday, that trend figures to continue. The Cavaliers upset No. 2 Florida State at home in 1995,...
  • The AP's complicated word-association test

    In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." For instance, its widely used and influential style guide is being purged of...
  • Going my way

    I hate to seem disloyal, but it doesn't take much to touch off a kerfuffle among copy editors. And now a new one is underway.  Yes, underway, the word the Associated Press Stylebook, in all its pomp and majesty declared last week to be a single word...
  • Bells shatter a November morning

    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...