Presentation about one of the world news agency - Аssociated Press By the 1 year master student Department of journalism
Introduction The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content. It is in the process of overhauling its video and photography content: transitioning to high-definition, expanding its coverage and building a new, flexible, powerful infrastructure. AP has the industry’s most sophisticated digital photo network; a 24-hour continuously updated online, multimedia news service; a state-of-the-art television news service; and one of the largest radio networks in the U.S. Its commercial digital photo archive is one of the worlds largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. AP Mobile, the AP’s award-winning news app, has been downloaded over 9 million times since its launch in 2008, and AP has a strong social media presence, building new connections between AP and its members, customers and consumers. Since the Pulitzer Prize was established, in 1917, AP has received 50 Pulitzers, including 30 photo Pulitzers. AP, which is headquartered in New York, has over 3,700 employees—two-thirds of them journalists and editors—in more than 300 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S.
Аssociated Press The stories on the AP newswire are the result of the efforts of countless people: reporters, photographers, video journalists, editors, support staff, translators—the list goes on. AP is committed to providing comprehensive, original, authoritative news from around the world. They reporters are on hand whenever major stories are breaking—sometimes at great risk to themselves—and they’re also relied on to cover news at a local level; for instance, AP has a reporter in every statehouse in the U.S. This level of journalism is expensive. The AP, which is a not-for-profit cooperative, invests hundreds of millions of dollars every year in newsgathering and distribution.
Alive History Often called the “Marine Corps of journalism”—always first in and last out—AP reports history in urgent installments, always on deadline. AP staff in 300 locations in more than 100 countries deliver breaking news that is seen or read by half the world’s population on any given day. It remains a not-for-profit cooperative, owned by 1,500 U.S. newspapers, which are both its customers and its members. A Board of Directors comprised of publishers, editors, and broadcast and radio executives oversee the cooperative. In 2003, AP moved from its long-time headquarters at Rockefeller Center to its current global headquarters, on the West Side of Manhattan, where it could integrate its all-format news department in one space. In the process of that move, AP established a Corporate Archives, which has since been carefully documenting the story of AP from its beginnings. In old AP periodicals we discovered the story of correspondent Frank Martin’s 13-day hike from Ledo, China in 1944 to link up with Gen. “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell’s forces in Burma. The road was strewn with the skeletons of 30,000 refugees, Martin noted. At one point he encountered a tribe of Naga headhunters singing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O.” The tribe had been taught the song by a missionary, after which they cut off his head. On occasion, the findings have been flattering. During the Civil Rights era, newspaper editors concerned that AP reporting of racial tensions might upset their readers pressured AP to identify blacks as “Negroes.” Other historical findings reinforced AP’s remarkable role as eyewitness to history, such as when AP correspondent Joseph I. Gilbert borrowed President Lincoln’s handwritten text of the Gettysburg Address so he could copy it. Gilbert’s account of Lincoln’s speech stands as the most accurate version of what Lincoln said that day.
Hot News• In January 2008, the Associated Press sued competitor All Headline News (AHN) claiming that AHN allegedly infringed on its copyrights and a contentious quasi-property right to facts. The AP complaint asserted that AHN reporters had copied facts from AP news reports without permission and without paying a syndication fee. After AHN moved to dismiss all but the copyright claims set forth by AP, a majority of the lawsuit was dismissed. According to court documents, the case has been dismissed and both parties have settled the lawsuit.• In June 2010 the Associated Press was accused of having unfair and hypocritical policies after it was demonstrated that AP reporters had copied Hot News, original reporting and facts from the " Search Engine Land" website without permission, attribution or credit.
So, What we have? It is aWeb resource• The APs multi-topic structure has lent itself well to web portals, such as Yahoo! and MSN, all of which have news sites that constantly need to be updated. Often, such portals will rely on AP and other news services as their first source for news coverage of breaking news items. Yahoo!s "Top News" page gives the AP top visibility out of any news outlet. This has been of major impact to the APs public image and role, as it gives new credence to the APs continual mission of having staff for covering every area of news fully and promptly. The AP is also the news service used on the Wiis News Channel. In 2007 Google announced it was paying for Associated Press content displayed in Google News, but the articles are not permanently archived. On December 24, 2009, Google stopped displaying or hosting Associated Press news content on the Google News website.•
As of 2005, the news collected by the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,001 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The Associated Press operates 243 news bureaus, and it serves at least 120 countries, with an international staff located all over the world.