Topic: “Social media”

Posted in Behind the News

What to know about ‘Not Real News’

, by Lauren Easton

As part of our ongoing efforts to fact-check claims in suspected false news stories, AP has been publishing weekly roundups of some of the most popular untrue headlines of the week, debunking them and making clear the facts.

Posted in Announcements

Exploring multimedia science storytelling

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press announced today a collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education that will allow AP to provide additional multiformat health and science stories to its member news organizations and customers.

Posted in Behind the News

Getting the facts right

, by John Daniszewski

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.

Posted in Behind the News

An AP ‘lede’ goes viral

, by Lauren Easton

On Twitter early this morning, if you started typing the keywords “fundamental pillar” in the search bar, the phrase popped up after the first three letters: f-u-n.

Posted in Behind the News

User-generated content and news: the right tools for the job

, by Paul Colford

The nature of newsgathering is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and no disruption has been as dramatic and important as the explosive growth of user-generated content.

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