Being ‘assertive in defense of journalism’
“If fact-based journalism is under assault from many quarters, we need to come out from a defensive crouch, and be proactive in talking about the work, how we serve the public interest, and to be transparent about how we go about it,” AP Vice President and Editor at Large for Standards John Daniszewski told the International Press Institute Friday afternoon.
When is it OK to use anonymous sources?
To strengthen the trust of our audiences around the world and to meet our own values, we long ago set tough rules on attribution and on the use of anonymous sources.
What we fact-check and why
In a memo to staff Tuesday, Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski reviewed AP’s general fact-checking policies:
Getting the facts right
Accuracy in news reporting always has been AP’s top priority. The reliability of news has become a hot topic in recent months with the proliferation of so many so-called “fake news” stories on social media platforms.
Writing about the 'alt-right'
Recent developments have put the so-called "alt-right" movement in the news. They highlight the need for clarity around use of the term and around some related terms, such as "white nationalism" and "white supremacism."