Topic: “Standards”

Posted in Products and Services

Making a case for a singular ‘they’

, by Lauren Easton

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.

Posted in Behind the News

Fighting to inform the public

, by Lauren Easton

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.

Posted in Behind the News

What we fact-check and why

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff Tuesday, Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski reviewed AP’s general fact-checking policies:

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 Announcements

The fight against fake news

, by Lauren Easton

As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.

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