The Associated Press has been breaking news since 1846. In that time, AP has endeavored to always be accurate, trustworthy and responsive. As news is transmitted in more ways than ever before and in more formats than ever, we remain committed to the highest standards of integrity in all areas of business at AP: from newsgathering to corporate behavior. This blog aims to provide further understanding of AP and transparency in our operations and mission.
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.
With a new data journalism chapter in the 2017 AP Stylebook, journalists
across all beats are able to obtain guidance on acquiring, evaluating,
reproducing and reporting on data.
During a panel at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, it was announced that the 2017 AP Stylebook will include guidance on the limited use of “they” as a singular pronoun.
In an interview on the PBS “NewsHour,” AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee addressed the importance of press access and explained why journalists sometimes need to cite anonymous sources.
In a memo to staff Tuesday, Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski reviewed AP’s general fact-checking policies: