Posted in Behind the News

Fact-checking to ‘reach deeper' into communities

, by Lauren Easton

As the Nov. 6 U.S. midterm elections approach, AP has stepped up efforts to fact-check political misinformation circulating at the local, state and national levels. 

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AP’s decade-long push for court transparency key to current Cosby trial

, by Bryan Baldwin

On Sept. 25, 2018, Bill Cosby was led away from a Pennsylvania courthouse in handcuffs, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. 

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Posted in Announcements

Juana Summers named political reporter

, by Bryan Baldwin

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace today announced an addition to AP’s political reporting team, sending this memo to staff:

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Peter Morgan, Joe Danborn appointed to U.S. East region leadership roles

, by Bryan Baldwin

The Associated Press has named an experienced photo manager and a longtime news editor to leadership roles overseeing journalists in the cooperative’s East region.

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AP brings first word on death of legendary Aretha Franklin

, by Bryan Baldwin

Aretha Franklin always had a soft spot for The Associated Press. Over the years, she would seek out global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody to chat — “We spoke when she was working on new music, or about an upcoming performance (like when she sang for the pope in 2015) or even her fitness plan and weight loss,” Moody recalled.

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