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He's the most-read golf writer in the world. He just wants a little more company.

Doug Ferguson arguably is the most-read golf writer in the world. He doesn’t necessarily think that it is a good thing. Ferguson is at his usual perch this week for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, located just outside of Milwaukee. The veteran Associated Press golf writer will file a seemingly endless number of daily accounts about the tournament that … Read More
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Journalists around the world are working together more than ever. Here are 56 examples.

On Monday, The Panama Papers — the giant collaborative investigation spearheaded by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The Panama Papers may be one of the world’s largest collaborative efforts between journalists at different news organizations, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Back in 2010, Democracy Fund's Josh Stearns … Read More
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Meet the man who keeps retired Associated Press staffers connected

Most evenings, Paul Stevens starts pulling things together on his laptop from the couch in his Lenexa, Kansas home. He digs into files where he's saved stories his subscribers sent in, picks a few for the following day, and tunes in and out of whatever's on TV. The next morning, Stevens gets up and, as he did for most of … Read More
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NPR and The New York Times teamed up to make election reporting faster

Although its monopoly on election night race calls has weakened in recent years, The Associated Press is still the authority when it's time to tell America who won (and who lost) an election. That's why journalists are bound to pay attention when The AP changes the way it distributes race calls and polling returns to its network of subscribers. Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

Update: You can check out our internship and fellowship list for 2016 here. For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November … Read More
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Lou Ferrara to leave The Associated Press

Lou Ferrara, vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press, is leaving the newswire for a job that will be announced later this month, he said Monday in a post on LinkedIn. After 10 years, I'm leaving the AP for a new gig. Announcement about the job coming later this month. In an email to Poynter, Ferrara called his … Read More
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Associated Press sues FBI seeking records in bogus news story

The Associated Press The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press on Thursday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice in pursuit of records connected to a fictitious news story concocted by the FBI to help catch a 15-year-old suspect, Michael Biesecker reports for the AP. The lawsuit stems from an … Read More
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AP deletes tweet using male pronoun promoting Caitlyn Jenner story

The Associated Press on Monday posted, then deleted, a tweet linking to a story about transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner. "Bruce Jenner makes his debut as a transgender woman in a va-va-voom cover for the July issue of Vanity Fair," the tweet read. The @AP and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tweet … Read More
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Chris Christie not so available to the New Jersey press

The Associated Press | CNN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the traveling press as he arrives to have lunch at Tacos El Caminero in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)New Jersey governor Chris Christie has failed to hold an open-ended press conference since November 12, mostly restricting his public presence to … Read More
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After the AP's investigation, more than 300 have been rescued in Indonesia

Burmese fishermen arrive at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources to report themselves for departure to leave the fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia, Friday, April 3, 2015. Hundreds of foreign fishermen on Friday rushed at the chance to be rescued from the isolated island where an Associated Press report revealed slavery runs rampant in the industry. Indonesian … Read More
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Second blogger murdered in Bangladesh

Yahoo News | The Associated Press | BBC News | The Guardian Within hours of Associated Press Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt's call for an international effort to stop the killing of journalists, a blogger was murdered in the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. According to Yahoo News writer Shafiqul Alam, three … Read More
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Career beat: Juliet Williams named administrative correspondent in Sacramento

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Juliet Williams is now an administrative correspondent for The Associated Press. She joined the AP's Sacramento bureau in 2005. (San Francisco Chronicle) James Oliphant is now a political correspondent at Reuters. Previously, he was deputy editor for National Journal magazine. (Email) Eric Markowitz is now a senior technology … Read More
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Brace yourself: 'Significant changes' are coming to AP Stylebook's sports section

American Copy Editors Society It's nearly that time of year when The Associated Press releases its annual revised edition of the AP Stylebook, driving many copy editors of the world bonkers with new guidelines. Last year the AP removed the distinction between "over" and "more than," drawing forth a torrent of puns and bewilderment from Poynter readers. Read More
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5 open records horror stories from The Associated Press

The Associated Press In advance of Sunshine Week, The Associated Press compiled a state-by-state open-records update that includes several transparency nightmares, including a Florida sheriff's office that wanted $399,000 to search for agency emails containing gay slurs and a state Department of Motor Vehicles that demanded $19,950 for a specialized public records search. Here are five cases … Read More
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As Sunshine Week dawns, journalists, advocates, call for transparency

Sunshine Week, an annual initiative promoting government transparency, starts Sunday. To mark the occasion, several journalists and media organizations have taken public stands in favor of better open records laws and more transparent government. Gary Pruitt, CEO of The Associated Press Pruitt released a statement Friday that condemned the government's lackadaisical responses to The AP's Freedom of … Read More
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