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AP: Don't use the term 'militia' in Oregon standoff, try 'armed ranchers'

Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters hug after Ammon Bundy, center, left, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, spoke with reporters during a news conference Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The group calls itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom and has sent a "demand for redress" to local, state and federal … Read More

Lou Ferrara leaves AP for

Lou FerraraAfter 10 years at The Associated Press, Lou Ferrara will start a new job next week: chief content officer of Ferrara said he took the job because it's a larger role and focuses on personal finance — a passion of his since he started his career as a business reporter. Ferrara, most recently AP's vice president for … Read More

With money from Knight, the AP will create standards for data journalism

The Associated Press will receive $400,000 from the Knight Foundation, Knight announced Wednesday. The money will go toward spreading the use of data journalism and creating a set of standards that will be included in the 2017 AP Stylebook, according to a press release, "focusing on style, ethics and standards. Additionally, it will create an online portal where … Read More

Virtual reality news is becoming a reality in many newsrooms

A story doesn't POINT you there, it PUTS you there. In a sense, a story is a form of transportation. It lifts you from where you are reading and carries you to another time and another place. Roy Peter Clark may not have been thinking about virtual reality when he wrote about the differences between a story and a … Read More

The AP Stylebook is now an interactive e-book

The Associated Press announced Wednesday that its bible of style, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, is now an e-book. At more than 5,000 entries, the 2015 AP Stylebook is the biggest edition in its more than six decades of publication. The e-book makes it faster and easier to find a relevant style rule. Now … Read More

AP announces the formation of a new branded content department

The Associated Press AP announced the formation of a new branded content department on Wednesday. Named AP Content Services, the multimedia department will use video, photo and other storytelling techniques for creating packages for brands. The department exists independent of the newsroom and does not involve any editorial staff. According to Paul Caluori, Global Director of AP Digital … Read More

The AP uploaded a lot of history to YouTube

The Associated Press The Associated Press announced Wednesday that it's "bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube" in partnership with British Movietone. The videos, from AP Archive channel and British Movietone's channel, stretch back to 1895. Showcasing the moments, people and events that have shaped the world, it will be the … Read More

AP editor: 'It’s not every day that we help get hundreds of slaves freed.'

In this May 16, 2015, photo, former slave fisherman Myint Naing, left, is embraced by his mother Khin Than, second left, as his sister Mawli Than, right, is overcome with emotion after they were reunited after 22 years in their village in Mon State, Myanmar. Myint, 40, is among hundreds of former slave fishermen who returned to Myanmar following … Read More

15 political clichés journalists should avoid

The New York Times | The Associated Press | The Washington Post Politico's Mike Allen, founder of the influential Beltway tipsheet "Playbook," once wrote that those who write in clichés are probably thinking in clichés, too. As news organizations prepare to cover the 2016 election, here are some hackneyed words and phrases they … Read More

The attorney general has released updated guidelines for investigating journalists

Reuters | Associated Press | Department of Justice Changes in the Department of Justice's guidelines for investigating journalists include approval in each case by the attorney general, Julia Edwards reported for Reuters. The changes were announced Wednesday. The new guidelines dictate that the attorney general, not simply a member of the Justice Department staff, must … Read More