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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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  • Days of our guiding light

    The 2013 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook arrived in the mail yesterday, the sixtieth consecutive annual publication of the stylebook, and frankly, I am at a loss to understand its appeal.  The AP Stylebook has outlasted the daytime serial...
  • Obama administration assaults press freedom

    Obama administration assaults press freedom
    In Washington, as in any seat of power, most acts of folly begin with hubris. Government leaders, elected or appointed, usually don't intend to do the wrong thing, to overstep or cause harm, but they become so convinced, so certain of their purpose,...
  • AP case fuels complaints on Obama whistle-blower policies

    The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistleblowers, particularly those in national security...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Damn you, Sam Walton

    We're trying to plug a few gaps in our electronic dictionary, and one editor has suggested that we make sure that Walmart is on the list of objectionable words to be flagged, because the Associated Press Stylebook specifies Wal-Mart.  I pointed out that ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules

    Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules
    The president of Florida A&M University announced late Thursday that he was postponing the work of a task force he appointed to review anti-hazing rules at FAMU, which is reeling after the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando last...