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AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina

AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina

By Bennett Rieser October 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

A recent AP investigation might change your mind if you think the Haitian farmers acted brashly when they destroyed the seeds Monsanto donated to them as relief from an earthquake. Argentina is, today, the world’s third-largest soy producer, and the …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …

AP Hacked, Tweets of White House Explosion AP Hacked, Tweets of White House Explosion
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Two explosions have not rocked the White House and President Obama is not injured. But if you follow the Associated Press’ official Twitter account, you might have seen some disturbing news to the contrary. Earlier this afternoon, the AP’s official …

AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term
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The AP, apart from being a news organization, also publishes a highly influential stylebook used by schools and journalists across the country. And they have just made a pretty significant change to it. Starting now, the AP Stylebook no longer …

Court Ruling Could Be Trouble For Search Engines Court Ruling Could Be Trouble For Search Engines
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Search engines and fair use suffered a legal blow this week, as a judge sided with the Associated Press in its ongoing case against Meltwater, a service that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and …

Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater

A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. …

AP Links, But Doesn't Make Partners Keep Links AP Links, But Doesn't Make Partners Keep Links

This week, we ran an article about the Associated Press and its linking policies, which pointed out an article that seemed to be doing the kind of thing the organization has historically frowned upon from others – short articles based …

AP: You Can Link, But It's Not Encouraged AP: You Can Link, But It's Not Encouraged

The Associated Press and the Internet at large have had something or a rocky relationship through the years. The organization has not taken kindly to the direction web news has gone in…essentially since the rise of blogs. In 2009, AP …

Six Students Won $20,000 Scholarships Six Students Won $20,000 Scholarships

Last summer Google announced a joint scholarship program for aspiring journalists with the Associated Press, administered by the Online News Association. Now six winners will receive a $20,000 scholarship to help them make their dreams come true. The winners were …

Should News Orgs Pay People For Their Tweets? Should News Orgs Pay People For Their Tweets?
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Let me start off by saying: No. I don’t think news organizations should have to pay people for referencing their tweets. But this is a similar logic to how some traditional news organizations operate. The Associated Press is about to …

There's Now An SEO For Twitter There's Now An SEO For Twitter

News sites already know how to modify their stories to gain maximum search potential, but what if you could do the same with Twitter? Researchers at HP Labs were looking into the very matter with their new research, “The Pulse …

Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO
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Tom Curley, President and CEO of the Associated Press announced that he is stepping down today, and that the AP’s board has began the search for his replacement. “The challenge for anybody running a media company these days can be …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win

An interesting debate about the “Hot News” doctrine has arisen from a court ruling, or the overturning of a ruling rather, that says TheFlyOnTheWall.com can get away with reporting financial stock ratings as originally reported by Wall Street firms. The …

New MySpace Coming Next Month? CNN Still Using AP Reporting?

According to Michael Arrington at TechCrunch, the new MySpace (aka: Project Futura) is coming to some users on October 15, though that is subject to change. According to his sources, it will include a lot of white space and focus on the activity stream. Sounds like another familiar social network. 

AP Updates Attribution Guidelines, Links Not Mentioned
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The Associated Press has revealed some new guidelines for its reporters with regards to credit and attribution. The guidelines come in the form of a letter from AP Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes.

Google and the AP Renew an Old Content Deal

Google and the Associated Press have renewed their content-licensing deal, which will enable Google to continue serving hosted AP stories to Google News readers, and possibly users of other Google services. On the Official Google News Blog, Google says: