If you don’t love the Associated Press, you aren’t paying attention. With newspaper reporter numbers down, and those reporters who are still around covering more and more beats, AP content is filling an increasing number of pages. Not to mention that a single AP hit has the potential to put you in dozens of newspapers across the country. So what’s the best way to pitch a story to an AP reporter or editor? AP editors Jon Resnick and Donna Cassata explain what they look for:
(Hat tip: PRNewser)
Things are heating up between the Associated Press and the News Media Guild, the union that represents 1,400 editorial, technology and support workers. AP journalists and photographers have begun withholding their bylines in protest of what they perceive as the company’s hard line in contract negotiations.
Former Denver Post business reporter Kimberly Johnson has moved to Associated Press, where she is covering the auto industry.
In October, the New York Times wrote about papers leaving the Associated Press because of its high price, and today the Times covers CNN’s attempt to cobble together an alternative to AP. Approximately 30 newspaper editors from across the country will visit Atlanta this week to hear the details, but there is no word on whether John Temple and Greg Moore will be two of them.
Is the Associated Press’ house of cards about to collapse? That should be a scary thought to the Denver Post considering that 70 percent of the articles in today’s front page/national section carried bylines from non-Post reporters.
Associated Press political reporter Ron “Keep Up the Fight, Rovie” Fournier isn’t making any friends in the Obama camp, and questions about his objectivity are getting louder and louder.