Topic: “Standards”

Posted in Behind the News

Why we published a border deaths photo

, by John Daniszewski

AP decided on Tuesday to publish a photo of the bodies of a man and his 23-month-old daughter discovered Monday on the bank of the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville, Texas.

Posted in Behind the News

What is AP? CEO explains in op-ed

, by Lauren Easton

In an editorial published on Sunday by several AP member news organizations, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt outlined the news cooperative’s standards, origins and structure:

Posted in Products and Services

Previewing a new edition of the AP Stylebook

, by Lauren Easton

During a panel at the ACES: The Society for Editing national conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday, it was announced that the 2019 AP Stylebook will include new and expanded guidance on race-related terms.

Posted in Behind the News

The challenge of brevity in the digital age

, by John Daniszewski

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.

Posted in Behind the News

How and when we report on suicides

, by John Daniszewski

AP policy on reporting suicides, spelled out in the AP Stylebook, is “to not go into detail on the methods used.” There has been a robust discussion in our newsrooms about what this means — how far do we go in discussing methods of suicide by celebrities? Are we depriving readers of essential information on a story if we are too opaque? 

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