All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AP’

Fred Durst Would Like to Say He Is NOT Robert Durst

Limp Bizkit frontman and purveyor of fine red hats Fred Durst would like you to know that he is not alleged killer Robert Durst. One set out on a killing rampage, murdering things that many people held near and dear – ruining their lives. And the other one is alleged killer Robert Durst. You might recall that earlier this month, …

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Oops, Robert Durst Is Not a Part of Limp Bizkit, Says AP

If you’ve been awake and breathing for the past two days, you’ve probably been listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album and talking about Robert Durst. Not at the same time, really, but off and on I’m sure. That’s what most of the internet has been talking about since Sunday. Don’t know about you guys. Anyway, this is about Durst, who …

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AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina

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 thanks in no small part go to American biotechnology firms like Monsanto. But decades of genetically-modified growth accompanied by special …

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AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together

The Associated Press and Meltwater, once bitter legal rivals, have decided to squash their beef, and move forward working together on new products that will benefit both parties. Both (who were suing each other) have elected to cease all litigation between them. Meltwater provides services to business, scanning news from around the world to help its customers track keywords and …

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Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report]

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, were given a secret email address. The news agency discovered the existence of these secret emails after a thorough review …

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Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92

Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a fall. McClure reported for the Associated Press for decades, with much of that time spent as an overseas correspondent. He …

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AP Twitter Hack Gets The NMA Treatment

Though Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that sent U.S. markets into a freefall is no laughing matter, our favorite Taiwanese animators over at NMA do their best to make it entertaining. According to NMA’s take on the event, the fake attack on the White House signaled by the bogus tweet has something to do with flatulence. The video …

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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 Twitter account tweeted: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” This was quickly confirmed by …

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AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion

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 Twitter account, @AP, tweeted this: Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured. It was quickly …

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AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term

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 supports the use of “illegal immigrant” to describe people living in the country illegally. In fact, the AP Stylebook no …

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Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines

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 topics of interest. Essentially, Meltwater’s service displays content with links and snippets in a similar format to Google News and …

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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. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …

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The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them

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 on someone else’s original reporting, linking to the original. While that was largely the point of the article, we also …

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Associated Press: You Can Link, But It’s Not Encouraged [Updated]

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 President Tom Curley talked about how “even minimal use” of its articles online required licensing agreements, according to the New …

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Journalism & Technology Scholarships for Six Lucky Winners of Google and AP Contest

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 Rebecca Rolfe, John Osborn, Katie Zhu, Emily Eggleston, Reginald James, and Kevin Schaul. You can view profiles of their submissions …

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Should News Organizations Pay People For Their Tweets?

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 enter a new era, as its President and CEO Tom Curley steps down. This was announced late last month, along …

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Twitter Algorithm Can Predict News Popularity

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 of News Media: Forecasting Popularity.” The three researchers, Bernardo Huberman, Sitaram Asur and Roja Bandari used the API of Feedzilla …

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Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO

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 described in one word, and it’s ‘revenue’,” says Curley in the above video. “Finding the new products that keep you …

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Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)

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 has been issued by the Penn State Board of Trustees and University President Rodney Erickson: We grieve for the loss …

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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 site had lost the case initially, but a judge overturned it in appeals court. The “hot news” concept, legally established …

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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. 

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AP Updates Attribution Guidelines, Links Not Mentioned

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.

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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:

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Would Traditional Media Steal from Blogs? No…Never.

Lots of bloggers and online reporters have experienced this at one time or another. We’ve certainly had it happen to us here at WebProNews more than a few times. You break a story, then it’s all over the web, but you don’t get the credit.

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Publish2 Wants to Make the AP Obsolete

An interesting product for publishers was launched this week, and it’s goal is to take out the Associated Press. This may be easier said than done, but the concept is intriguing and is bound to get people talking.

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DOJ Supports AP Digital News Registry

The Department of Justice said today it supports a proposal by the Associated Press (AP) to develop and operate a voluntary news registry to manage the licensing and online distribution of news content created by the AP, its members and partners.

The department said the registry is not likely to reduce competition among news content owners and could offer procompetitive benefits to both participating content owners and content users.

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AP Partners With Livestream On Oscars Red Carpet

The Associated Press said today it is partnering with Livestream to launch AP Live "Oscars Red Carpet," coverage.

AP Live coverage of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will feature social media elements, on-demand clips, photos and news.

AP Live is available on a Facebook fan page and syndicated to AP publishers and other distribution channels, including AT&T Entertainment.

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AP Extends Digital Strategy With Gateway Unit

A news organization that was founded in 1846 is making another attempt to transition to the digital age.  The Associated Press has announced the creation of a unit called AP Gateway, and with the unit, the agency intends to "facilitate development of fresh news consumer experiences for the Web as well as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers."

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Google and AP Together Again

After a seven-week-long hiatus, Google is now hosting content from the Associated Press again. The two have had a deal in place in the past, but AP content quietly went missing from Google, and that very fact became a topic of wide discussion last week. Now the deal appears to be renewed to some uncertain extent.

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