AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories, which we sometimes cover and pick up from member news organizations as one-off briefs because they are “odd” and of interest to our customers.
A new study by the Media Insight Project, a joint effort by the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, offers a revealing look at the disconnect between what Americans want in their news and what journalists view as their core mission.
AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses. This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions.
Speaking at the Inter American Press Association’s 75th General Assembly in Miami, Florida, on Sunday, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee called attention to challenges facing the news industry, including the erosion of local news and attacks on “the essential question of factual journalism.”