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Associated Press

  1. vision 2020
    Will Anyone Possibly Be Able to Call the Presidential Race on Election Night?Why you should be extra-skeptical of pundits (and the president) making declarations on November 3.
  2. Why Are Trump’s Approval Ratings on the Rise?He’s more popular now than he was in December — even if that’s not saying much.
  3. Can Election Night Be Hacked?Thanks to outmoded technology, malicious hackers, jittery media, and Donald J. Trump, there is an alarmingly serious chance of post-election chaos.
  4. No, the Associated Press Did Not Steal California for ClintonSome Sanders supporters are saying an early “call” of the nomination by the AP suppressed Bernie’s vote. The numbers don’t bear that out.
  5. journalism
    AP Demands That FBI Not Impersonate Journalists Because it threatens real journalists’ ability to do their jobs.
  6. very sad things
    AP Photographer Killed in Cold Blood by Policeman in AfghanistanA reporter was also injured in the attack.
  7. florida man
    George Zimmerman Can’t Even Paint Without Getting in TroubleHe ripped off an AP photo for his latest work.
  8. amazing things
    Missing Man Reunited With Family Thanks to AP PhotoA missing man from N.Y. was photographed living on the streets of D.C.
  9. international intrigue
    Nuclear Negotiations With Iran Were Kept Super SecretNews outlets knew of talks before the U.S. told Israel.
  10. media
    Even Politicians Are Surprised AP Reporter Bob Lewis Was Fired Over a MistakeWay harsh.
  11. oops
    Associated Press Retracts Its Story About Terry McAuliffe LyingNo October surprise here.
  12. changes
    Times, AP Decide to Refer to Manning As ‘She’It took them four days to honor her request.
  13. media
    Is Obama Really As Bad As Nixon When It Comes to Targeting the Press?We asked First Amendment lawyer James Goodale, who represented the New York ‘Times’ in the Pentagon Papers case.
  14. ink-stained wretches
    The Blame Game Is in Full Swing for the Justice Department and AP No, you started it. 
  15. media
    Associated Press Ditching ‘Illegal’ Immigrant: ‘Who’s Next?’The official style guide is changing.
  16. ink-stained wretches
    Myanmar Is Getting Its First News Bureau in Decades The Associated Press is moving in.
  17. equal rites
    Associated Press Grants Gay Couples Husband and Wife StatusThe style rules have been changed after a minor controversy.
  18. equal rites
    AP Usually Reserves Husband and Wife for Straight MarriageThe official style guide prefers couples or partners for gay marriages.
  19. puppies!!!!!!
    AP Scoured the Internet for Dog OwnersWhen crowdsourcing goes wrong.
  20. media
    Associated Press Names a New PresidentGary Pruitt is coming over from McClatchy.
  21. Shepard Fairey Still Facing Jail Time Over Obama Poster Pleaded guilty to criminal contempt yesterday.
  22. international intrigue
    AP Goes to North KoreaThe Associated Press is opening a full-time office in the totalitarian state.
  23. media
    Associated Press Staff Scolded for Tweeting Too Quickly About OWS ArrestsDon’t scoop the wire.
  24. ink-stained wretches
    AP Reporter Glove-Slaps the Times for What He Calls Credit-HoggingThe paper’s claims of exclusive information, he says, are “blatanly false.”
  25. ink-stained wretches
    AP Staffers Hold ‘Byline Boycott’Of course, they’re still writing the stories.
  26. ink-stained wretches
    Thomson Reuters to Launch AP-Killing U.S. News ServiceA bold move.
  27. tea time
    What Makes Someone a Tea Partier?The Times and AP have wildly different numbers on how many tea-party candidates are on the ballot this year.
  28. ink-stained wretches
    ‘Dozens’ Laid Off at the Associated PressThe cuts were made all over the world.
  29. media deathwatch
    Boston Globe Still Alive, StrugglingThe Boston ‘Globe’ continues to wrestle with employee unions and the ‘Times,’ and an alt-weekly outsources its content to India, in our daily media roundup.
  30. media deathwatch
    Surfing Editor’s Ride Is OverMeanwhile, Google doesn’t understand why the AP is so angry when it’s just trying to help them, and other news on the changing media.
  31. media death watch
    Another Day, Another Few Hundred Editorial Workers With Unhappy ThanksgivingsOur daily count of how many heads rolled in the media industry.
  32. in other news
    Herpes: It’s Got New York by the BallsOne in four of us city dwellers have genital herpes, a study says. We are at once shocked and bored.
  33. early and often
    The Associated Press Hands Obama the NominationThe news agency, using private tallies, discovers that Obama already has enough delegates to seal the deal.
  34. company town
    Jimmy Cayne Gets His Body GuardedWall Street goes back to work, Bob Schieffer postpones retirement, and a cat owner is charged with cruelty in our roundup of finance, media, and law news.
  35. it just happened
    The AP Prepares for the WorstLast week, soon after Britney Spears was released from the hospital, where she had been admitted after her umpteenth incident of craziness, the Associated Press assistant bureau chief in Los Angeles sent out a memo to staff: “Now and for the foreseeable future, virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal,” it said. And you know what would be the biggest deal of all for the AP? If she died. Just now, Us Weekly reported that the news service has written a premature obituary for Britney, in the same way that they do for 70-year-old politicians and public figures who have announced they have cancer. “I think one would agree that Britney seems at risk right now,” AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington told the magazine. “Of course, we would never wish any type of misfortune on anybody and hope that we would never have to use it until 50 years from now … but if something were to happen, we would have to be prepared.” For us, this raises a lot of questions. Not only of propriety — Britney is 26! — but about what this obituary says. Do they mention “Hit Me Baby One More Time”? Is Crossroads name-checked? Who else has one? (Lindsay? Nicole?) And how about how Us Weekly is reporting news, and the Associated Press is acting like a tabloid? We have not yet been able to get in touch with Washington, but we eagerly await his answers to our questions. Associated Press Has Written Britney Spears Obituary [Us Weekly] Related: A.P. Says It Wants To Know Everything About Britney Spears [NYT]