21 Facts About AP News


Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative.

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The AP traditionally employed the "inverted pyramid" formula for writing, a method that enables news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the story's essentials, although in 2007, then-AP President Tom Curley called the practice "dead".

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AP News embraced the standards of accuracy, impartiality, and integrity.

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AP News introduced the "telegraph typewriter" or teletypewriter into newsrooms in 1914.

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In 1935, the AP launched the Wirephoto network, which allowed transmission of news photographs over leased private telephone lines on the day they were taken.

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In 1945, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Associated Press v United States that the AP had been violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by prohibiting member newspapers from selling or providing news to nonmember organizations as well as making it very difficult for nonmember newspapers to join the AP.

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In 2007, Google announced that it was paying to receive AP content, to be displayed in Google AP News, interrupted from late 2009 to mid-2010 due to a licensing dispute.

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The AP was the first news agency to launch a live video news service in 2003.

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AP News's was reporting on U S peacekeeping troops leaving the country.

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AP News's told The Quill that she believes being a woman was an advantage in her experience there.

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The AP had requested news organizations including The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post to suppress the story to discourage the emboldening of the kidnappers.

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The incident sparked a strongly worded statement from the AP demanding the bureau never impersonate a member of the news media again.

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Many bloggers and experts noted that the use of the AP news fell squarely under commonly accepted internet practices and within fair-use standards.

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The AP responded that it was defining standards regarding citations of AP news.

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In January 2008, the AP sued competitor All Headline AP News claiming that AHN allegedly infringed on its copyrights and a contentious "quasi-property" right to facts.

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The AP complaint asserted that AHN reporters had copied facts from AP news reports without permission and without paying a syndication fee.

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AP News's said in a video uploaded to her Twitter account that it was an example of how non-white voices were being "erased" from the conversation on climate change, and later told BuzzFeed News that she was hurt by their decision.

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AP review was undertaken following an article that claimed the AP allowed Nazi propagandists to exert some influence over its news photo report in the 1930s by maintaining a photo subsidiary in Germany, registered under a restrictive Nazi press law.

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The AP labelled it with the caption "An Israeli policeman and a Palestinian on the Temple Mount", and the picture and caption were subsequently published in several major American newspapers, including the New York Times and the Boston Globe.

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AP News said the Israeli government was willing to help rebuild the AP's offices and ensure they will be able to bring equipment into Gaza.

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The announcement came after some AP journalists signed a letter expressing concern over the termination of former news associate Emily Wilder, whom the AP said committed multiple violations of the company's social media policy.

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