Posted in Announcements

AP launches AI readiness survey for local newsrooms

, by Lauren Easton

This week AP started surveying local news outlets in the U.S. to assess their readiness to adopt technologies that use artificial intelligence, a first step in the news agency’s two-year commitment to help local newsrooms expand their use of AI tools.

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Troy Thibodeaux named director of digital news

, by Lauren Easton

Deputy Managing Editor Amanda Barrett today announced a key appointment: Troy Thibodeaux, who has led AP’s data journalism since 2013, is now director of digital news:

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Posted in Behind the News

Global attention for Kabul photo

, by Lauren Easton

As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan over the weekend, an AP photo of a U.S. Chinook helicopter flying over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday was featured on numerous front pages around the world.

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Covering the Olympics during a pandemic

, by Patrick Maks

AP Deputy Sports Editor Howie Rumberg, in Tokyo for the Summer Games, describes what it’s been like to cover the Olympics in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A kiss for the ages

, by Patrick Maks

Nearly a year after taking the Pulitzer-winning picture, AP photographer Emilio Morenatti reconnected with the elderly couple whom he photographed kissing through a plastic sheet during the global pandemic, recounting what he felt at the time.

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