Topic: “Freedom of Information”

Posted in Behind the News

When news breaks, ‘everyone is a reporter’ at AP

, by Erin Madigan White

In a memo to AP staff, Managing Editor for U.S. News Brian Carovillano explains how quick-thinking and collaboration across states and formats led to definitive coverage of a tragic story that captured national attention:

Posted in Behind the News

Editorials criticize FBI’s impersonation

, by Paul Colford

The FBI’s recent admission that it fabricated an Associated Press story and impersonated an AP reporter during an investigation of bomb threats in the Seattle area continues to generate criticism of the agency’s actions.

Posted in Announcements

AP CEO demands answers from DOJ and FBI

, by Erin Madigan White

Protesting the FBI’s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt today demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey.

Posted in Behind the News

8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information

, by Erin Madigan White

The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recently at a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers. The problem extends across the entire federal government and is now trickling down to state and local governments.

Posted in Behind the News

Uninspected wells: Finding local dangers in a sea of federal data

, by Erin Madigan White

A team of Associated Press journalists across the states worked together to break an exclusive national story and help member news organizations leverage data to produce unique, local reports tied to AP’s findings. In this memo to staff, AP Vice President and Managing Editor for U.S. News Brian Carovillano explains:

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