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AP's Senior Nat Sec Reporter Lara Jakes Heads to Foreign Policy - Posted December 22, 2014
The Associated Press's award-winning national security reporter, Lara Jakes, is heading over to Foreign Policy to be the magazine's new deputy managing editor, FP's editor and CEO ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AP's Senior Nat Sec Reporter Lara Jakes Heads to Foreign Policy - Posted December 22, 2014
The Associated Press's award-winning national security reporter, Lara Jakes, is heading over to Foreign Policy to be the magazine's new deputy managing editor, FP's editor and CEO ... [FishbowlNY]

Will Robots Write Your Client's Next Press Release? - Posted June 30, 2014
Did you take our headline too literally? Our apologies. Robots will almost certainly not write your next press release...or the one after that, or the one after that. The Associated Press did, however, just announce a very real "robotic content production deal" w... [FishbowlDC]

AP Insists That You Remember All Four S's in 'Mississippi' - Posted April 24, 2014
M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I... Oh, Associated Press. We love you so, but you insist on hurting us! Last month you tried to tell us ... [FishbowlDC]

Former Associated Press Editor to Head PR for BP - Posted December 17, 2013
It's a tough job, but someone with a solid journalistic background's gotta do it. Yesterday we learned that Liz Sidoti, most rec... [FishbowlDC]

AP Apologizes for Using Fake Vin Diesel Quote in Paul Walker Obit - Posted December 4, 2013
These are the challenges of modern-day PR. The Associated Press issued an apology and a correction today after Vin Diesel's publicist called to let them know that a quote about Paul Walker that supposedly appeared on his Instagram account was, in fact, not a real quote at all. Here's ... [GalleyCat]

AP Apologizes for Using Fake Vin Diesel Quote in Paul Walker Obit - Posted December 4, 2013
These are the challenges of modern-day PR. The Associated Press issued an apology and a correction today after Vin Diesel's publicist called to let them know that a quote about Paul Walker that supposedly appeared on his Instagram account was, in fact, not a real quote at all. Here's ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Team to Angry Photojournalists: 'Here's Your Damn Picture' - Posted November 22, 2013
Some journalists with cameras are mad at the White House for over-managing the message by prohibiting them from attending "private" events like the signing of new laws and releasing its own pics via its own streams instead. Yesterday the Associated Press and other major news organizations delivered a letter to press secretary... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, The Associated Press, and More - Posted November 22, 2013
Ogilvy Public Relations announced that Dr. Jennifer Scott, global managing director, strategy+planning, will now serve as the agency's New York office gead, effective immediately. In Dr. Scott's new position, she will work closely with the ... [FishbowlDC]

The World's 'Most Quoted Man' Isn't Much of an Expert on Anything - Posted September 3, 2013
Quotes are valuable, right? Everyone wants a client to be quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or a major tech blog. Well, in case you thought that scoring quotes is all about being a legitimate expert on the topic at hand with something valuable to add to... [FishbowlDC]

Dunkin' Donuts Didn't Look So Great in Blackface - Posted September 3, 2013
Well, then: welcome back to the grind. We hope your hangover isn't too harsh--and if it is you can just chug some Pedialyte. So what happened over the long we... [FishbowlDC]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Lawsuit Leads NSA to Declassify Docs - Posted August 22, 2013
In a day of fast moving news regarding the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program,a new wire report reveals that a lawsuit brought by the privacy group the Electronic Frontier ... [AllFacebook]

Will the Steve Jobs Movies Be Good PR for Apple? - Posted August 16, 2013
Today we stopped thinking of Ashton Kutcher as "Kelso from That 70's Show" long enough to wonder: will the two upcoming films about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs create good press for a company that could use ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gov't Defends AP Snoop | Apple Denies Collusion | Sambolin Has Cancer - Posted May 15, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gov't Spies on AP | Bloomberg Snoop Leaked | Brothers Dies - Posted May 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

How Secure Are Your Social Media Accounts? - Posted April 24, 2013
A hacked Twitter account is nothing new. Unfortunately, on a regular basis I get suspicious direct messages and tweets from friends and followers with links to who knows where. They've been hacked. Usually, their friends flag that and it's quickly cleaned up. But what happens when that hacked account has more than... [10,000 Words]

Syrian Hackers Send Fake Tweet From AP Account Announcing White House Attack - Posted April 23, 2013
Did you see the tweet that came from the Associated Press Twitter account earlier today? The tweet claimed The White House was under an attack of some sort and that the President Obama was injured. Coming so soon after the ... [AllTwitter]

Edelman's Content Strategist Explains the New 'Content Marketing' Model - Posted March 29, 2013
This week we posted on Weber Shandwick's decision to publicize its new content-creation wing, Mediaco, and what that means for th... [FishbowlDC]

NYT, Gannett And Others Join AP Suit Against Meltwater - Posted February 26, 2013
Several of the biggest names in the daily news business joined the AP in its fight against online news clipping service Meltwater News this week. The publishers coming to support AP by filing an amicus brief in its ongoing lawsuit include the New York Times Company, Advance Publications, Gannett, The McClatchy... [10,000 Words]

Epic PR Fail, Part 2: Carnival Triumph Images Emerge - Posted February 14, 2013
Things just keep getting worse for Carnival Cruise Lines today, don't they? Here are a couple of wow-level updates from the Associated Press: BREAKING: Coast Guard official: Disabled cruise ship stopped off coast of Ala. because of broken towline -- The Associated Press (@AP) ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Associated Press, Penguin, CP+B, and More - Posted February 13, 2013
Ken Detlet has been named the Associated Press' first vice president for digital advertising strategy and sales. Detlet comes to the AP from Mashable, where he served as senior vice president of sales and marketing since 2011. Prior to that he worked as VP of sales for Ziff Davis. He also... [FishbowlDC]

When Will the NFL Fully Address Its Concussion Problem? - Posted January 29, 2013
Indisputable fact: Americans love football. Pretty much every member of every key demographic watches the Super Bowl, even if we're more concerned with the commercials. ... [FishbowlDC]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [10,000 Words]

Oh, Right: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant - Posted December 3, 2012
Today in Awkward (sort of) Press Releases News, the communications team at Buckingham Palace confirmed that we will, indeed, meet little Prince William Junior (or Juniorette) in approximately ni... [FishbowlDC]

Is PRWeb Just Spamming the Whole Internet Now? - Posted November 27, 2012
Yesterday we ran a cautionary tale about how some shady stock trader fooled almost everyone on the Internet (and made a bunch of easy money) by penning a ... [FishbowlDC]

Catching Up With rNews At NYC SemTech - Posted October 16, 2012
What's the latest news about rNews ? Attendees at the SemTech event in NYC Tuesday had a chance to find out. "The future of rNews 1.0 is rNews .1.1," said Stuart Myles, deputy director of schema standards at the Associated Press who also heads up the International Press Telecommunications' Cou... [AllTwitter]

Catching Up With rNews At NYC SemTech - Posted October 16, 2012
What's the latest news about rNews ? Attendees at the SemTech event in NYC Tuesday had a chance to find out. "The future of rNews 1.0 is rNews .1.1," said Stuart Myles, deputy director of schema standards at the Associated Press who also heads up the International Press Telecommunications' Cou... [semanticweb.com]

CNN and the Ambassador's Diary: An Ethics Fail? - Posted September 24, 2012
Did CNN commit a serious ethical lapse by keeping deceased Libya ambassador ... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATED: Pittsburgh Hostage-Taker Uses Facebook To Post Updates - Posted September 21, 2012
A 22-year old Pittsburgh ma... [AllFacebook]

Germany Issues Privacy Ultimatum To Facebook - Posted August 27, 2012
Not long after Germany reopened its investigation into Facebook's facial-recognition technology, a German consumer group sent the so... [AllFacebook]

Old-School Hollywood PR Man Irving Fein Dead at 101 - Posted August 15, 2012
In yet another reminder of the generational shift within the PR industry, old-school Hollywood rep Irving Fein has passed at 101. Never heard of him? Your age is showing: As reported in the ... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATED: Australians Angered At Facebook Page Making Fun Of Aborigines - Posted August 9, 2012
Memes -- photos with funny (and sometimes offensive) captions -- often spread through Facebook like wildfire. But Australians aren't laugh... [AllFacebook]

Dynamic Semantic Publishing for Beginners, Part 2 - Posted June 12, 2012
Even as semantic web concepts and tools are underpinning revolutionary changes in the way we discover and consume information, people with even a casual interest in the semantic web have difficulty understanding how and why this is happening. One of the most exciting application areas for... [semanticweb.com]

Dynamic Semantic Publishing for Beginners, Part 2 - Posted June 12, 2012
Even as semantic web concepts and tools are underpinning revolutionary changes in the way we discover and consume information, people with even a casual interest in the semantic web have difficulty understanding how and why this is happening. One of the most exciting application areas for semantic technologies is... [AllTwitter]

AP Names Entertainment/Lifestyle Editor - Posted March 23, 2012
Lisa Tolin, a veteran of the Associated Press, has been named its East Coast Entertainment/Lifestyle Editor.... [FishbowlLA]

Smart Ad Sophistication Lacking in News Industry, To Its Peril - Posted March 22, 2012
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism State of the News Media 2012 report was just published, and among the findings is that efforts by most top news sites to monetize the web in their own right are still limited. Few news companies, it reports, "have made much progress... [semanticweb.com]

Questionable Hiring Practices | Newsweek's Financial Losses | NPR versus CNN - Posted March 22, 2012
This morning's news includes staff changes at NPR and AP as well as questions being raised regarding hiring decisions at Roll Call. Former Roll Call Editor Spills Beans About Questionable Racial Hiring Practices (via FishbowlDC) ... [MediaJobsDaily]

This is The First Paragraph of the AP's Release About Its New Logo - Posted February 23, 2012
The Associated Press will roll out a new visual identity system, including an updated logo, this year. The identity system is the first significant change in AP's look in 30 years and follows the development and implementation of a master-brand strategy in 2010. "Visual identity system"? "Maste... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Used to Deliver Nevada Caucus Results - Posted February 7, 2012
Typically when an American news organization provides live election night results, it comes over their Associated Press feed, a subscription that costs thousands and thousands of dollars a year to use. But on Saturday night, the night of the Nevada Caucus, Twitter was also used to deliver live results, directly from... [10,000 Words]

AP Updates Its Stance Towards Twitter For The Third Time This Year - Posted January 17, 2012
It must be tough to be in the traditional journalism field. Us tech bloggers have cut our teeth on social media, making mistakes and learning the ropes as we grew. But traditional journalists have had it tougher when it comes to social: they have big brother Associated Press telling them... [10,000 Words]

Revolving Door: AOL, HuffPo, NY 'Daily News,' and More - Posted January 5, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32223" align="alignleft" width="394" caption="The lead story this afternoon on HuffPo Science."][/caption] AOL is partnering with Bonnier's Parenting Group to bring ... [GalleyCat]

Journalists Get Arrested During Occupy Wall Street, Tweet About It, Then Get Scolded By The AP - Posted November 17, 2011
Just two weeks after laying down the law when it comes to retweets, the Associated Press is cra... [AllTwitter]

When Tweeting Can Cost You Your Job, What About Retweets? - Posted November 10, 2011
Last week, The Associated Press updated its social media guidelines to address the issue of retweets. Since then, the new guidelines' concern with bias and objectivity sparked much online debate fr... [10,000 Words]

How The Presidential Candidates Are Using Twitter [STATS] - Posted October 31, 2011
Did you know that Herman Cain is the Republican Presidential candidate most likely to be retweeted? Or that Newt Gingrich tweets nearly 500 times in a week? The ... [AllTwitter]

Competition is Fierce When Pitching Sports Media - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28774" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series. AP Photo/David J. Phillip"][/caption] Current and former athletes are the hottest tickets for sports media outlets. Sports stars' extracurricular activities, such as competi... [FishbowlDC]

rNews 1.0 is an Official Standard! - Posted October 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23768" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Evan Sandhaus, New York Times (seated) and Andreas Gebhard, Getty Images, present rNews."][/caption] Today, at a gathering of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC),... [semanticweb.com]

rNews 1.0 is an Official Standard! - Posted October 7, 2011
[UPDATE - November 9, 2011: the IPTC rNews version 1.0 documentation is now available.] [caption id="attachment_23768" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Evan Sandhaus, New York Times (seated) and Andreas Gebhard, Getty Images, present rNews."]... [AllTwitter]

Google and AP Announce New Scholarships for Aspiring Digital Journalists - Posted August 15, 2011
Here's another headline to add to the almost never-ending news stories about Google and the Associated Press. But this time, instead of bickering over licensing agreements and the like, the two companies have decided to team up and help student digital journalists. They just announced the ... [10,000 Words]

hNews & rNews: The Pros and Cons - Posted May 10, 2011
Idea Lab recently wrote about the struggle between hNews and rNews. The article states, "We started, back in 2008, wi... [semanticweb.com]

rNews and 7 Ways to Use It Introduced at New York Times Hosted Meetup - Posted April 22, 2011
Last week, our own Jennifer Zaino reported on a new standard being adopted by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), called rNews (rNews 0.1, to be exact). Last night, at the New York Times Building in Manhattan, the ... [AllTwitter]

rNews and 7 Ways to Use It Introduced at New York Times Hosted Meetup - Posted April 22, 2011
Last week, our own Jennifer Zaino reported on a new standard being adopted by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), called rNews (rNews 0.1, to be exact). Last night, at the New York Times Building in Manhattan, the ... [semanticweb.com]

Extra, Extra: rNews Seeks To Be Semantic Standard For Online News Publishers - Posted April 15, 2011
News publishing outlets stand to benefit from adopting Semantic Web technologies, and now there's a lightweight way for them to begin moving in that direction, too. The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) recently introduced ... [semanticweb.com]

The AP and Shepard Fairey's OBEY Clothing Settle Copyright Suit - Posted March 16, 2011
The Associated Press announced today that they have reached a settlement with Obey Clothing over me... [FishbowlLA]

NFL Network to Exclusively Announce NFL Awards - Posted January 25, 2011
If you want to be the first of your friends to know who won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player - or any NFL post-season award for that matter - you're gonna need to turn on the old television. That's because the Associated Press ... [TVNewser]

NFL Network to Exclusively Announce NFL Awards - Posted January 25, 2011
If you want to be the first of your friends to know who won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player - or any NFL post-season award for that matter - you're gonna need to turn on the old television. That's because the Associated Press ... [SportsNewser]

Behind the AP Photos of the Carnival Splendor Situation - Posted November 17, 2010
Associated Press senior managing editor Mike Oreskes sh... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AP Removing 'Writer' from Bylines - Posted October 14, 2010
The Associated Press will no longer use the term "Associated Press Writer" in its bylines as of Oct. 26, recognizing the fact that its content comes from several types of contributors. AP's memo, from deputy managing editor for standards and production ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tennis Magazine Cuts Edit Staff | Associated Press to Name Buzbee as DC Bureau Chief | And Other Stuff That Happened Yesterday - Posted October 1, 2010
We couldn't get to everything yesterday, but here's a few tidbits of news you should know about, including Tennis magazine deciding to cut part of its edit staff. Tennis Magazine Slices Edit Staff ... [MediaJobsDaily]

AP Timeline Reader Is the Result of Experiments with HTML5, Internet Explorer 9 - Posted September 15, 2010
The Associated Press experimented with HTML5 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 and came up with Timeline Reader, which allows it to offer news stories in a chronological, timeline format. A... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New AP Style - Posted November 12, 2008
For anybody scheduled to take copy-editing test soon, listen up: The Associated Press has adopted a new (though it doesn't seem new) rule regarding heads of state. The Associated Press is adopting a universal style for referr... [FishbowlLA]

Phoenix Says It Again -- I'm Leaving Movies For Music - Posted November 3, 2008
Joaquin Phoenix, if anyone didn't hear him the first time, is making it clear that he's had enough of the film biz . The Oscar-winning star of such films as "Gladiator," "To Die For" and "Walk the Line" told ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 5, 2008
Yes We Clicked Through The Entire Thing: The LAT has been reading our wish-book again, this time posting a ... [FishbowlLA]

AP Missing One Of The Five "W's" - Posted January 11, 2008
The Associated Press just published a piece about how, despite the canceled Golden Globes dinner party, swag suites are still all the rage with celebrities. Which celebrities? Dunno. Apparently the AP didn't think to ask.... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ TV To Stink Up The Airwaves On Monday - Posted September 7, 2007
If you smell sulfur in the air on Monday, don't fret. It's just TMZ fluttering through the airwaves. The site that broke the Mel Gibson arrest and the Michael Richards comedy-club bigotry will stick its heavy fist into the crowded hole of celebutainment television shows, debuting, of course, on Fox. Harvey Lev... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell News Wrap-up - Posted August 20, 2007
Yeah, we know we're late reporting this, but here is the best of all the Sam-Zell-Has-Stepped-In-It news. New York Times: Wall Street thinks the Trib deal, while sure to be approved tomorrow, is a butterfly-wi... [FishbowlLA]

TMZ.com Gets New Digs - Posted July 20, 2007
Attention celebrities (I know some of you read our site): The Associated Press of sleaze is moving closer to the Hollywood sign: On Monday, TMZ will relocate to 8033 Sunse... [FishbowlLA]

The AP Throws a Party in LA, FBLA Not Invited - Posted January 9, 2007
The Associated Press feted special correspondent Linda Deutsch on her 40 years with the gruel-and-grind outfit. We'd love tell you about all the war stories Deutsch shared -- and all the gentle ribbing dignitaries made about her various idiosyncrasies. But we can't. We weren't invited. LA Observed, who also was not invited,... [FishbowlLA]

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