News in the digital age comes in short — often very short — bursts, straight to our mobile phones, smart watches, tablets and computer screens. Sometimes these short takes are all an audience will read, not the longer story that follows. That’s why we need to get them right.
UPDATED Aug. 16: We are adding “anti-Semitism” to the definition of “alt-right”; noting that the antifa movement that has been recently in the news actually has antecedents back to the 1930s; and adding some guidance on spelling and punctuation on the recently coined term “alt-left.” The post below includes these updates.
Quick thinking and persistence enabled The Associated Press to lead with its video coverage of terrorism on two continents in the same week: an attack on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Islamic militants plotting an assault in the Philippines.
When a gunman attacked Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibit in Ankara Monday, AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici didn’t put down his camera. Instead, he captured images of the gunman that immediately went viral.