Tag: Associated Press

Messages Show How Associated Press Decided to Publish Report Claiming Russia Struck Poland

The Associated Press published a story claiming Russian missiles struck Poland after an editor decided that a single anonymous source was sufficient, newly published internal messages show. Reporter James LaPorta said in a Slack chat room that he’d heard from a source, described as a senior American intelligence official, that “Russian missiles crossed into Poland.”…


Padres Rout Dodgers 7–1, Send LA on Rare 3-game Skid

LOS ANGELES—Yu Darvish combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Manny Machado and Brandon Drury hit two-run homers in the third inning, and the San Diego Padres routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 7–1 on Friday night. Jurickson Profar added a three-run blast with two outs in the sixth off reliever Heath Hembree in the second-place…


AP Forbids Quoting People Who Say ‘Grooming’ About Teaching Children Transgenderism

One of the world’s most influential newspaper writing stylebooks on July 22 advised against quoting people who use the word “groomer” to describe those who teach children about transgenderism, homosexuality, and other mature sexual issues. The guidance is part of a lengthy transgenderism update by the Associated Press to its voluminous stylebook. Similar to other sensitive…


In Reporting Shift, Associated Press Tells Staff to ‘Avoid Emphasizing’ COVID-19 Case Counts

The Associated Press (AP), a wire service used by numerous news outlets, told staffers recently to “avoid emphasizing” COVID-19 case counts in stories after the Omicron virus variant began infecting large numbers of vaccinated people. The AP has written dozens of stories about cases surging in certain areas but has decided to shift its focus due…


California Man Charged With Perjury in Hollywood Execs Suit

NEW YORK—A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on $15,000 bail after a court appearance. A message seeking comment was sent to his court-appointed attorney. Manhattan…


Oklahoma Man Charged in Assault on AP Photographer in Jan. 6 Breach

An Oklahoma man has been arrested on federal assault charges for allegedly pushing an Associated Press (AP) photographer over a wall during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, authorities said on Tuesday. Benjamen Scott Burlew, of Miami, Oklahoma, was caught on camera physically assaulting AP photographer John Minchillo, who was on assignment at…


AP Managing Editor Defends Firing of Emily Wilder Over Pro-Palestinian Twitter Posts

A managing editor for the Associated Press (the AP) has defended the news wire’s decision to let go of its recently hired news associate Emily Wilder, saying that her activity on social media put the outlet’s credibility “at stake.” “It’s really important that we maintain our credibility on these stories, and journalist safety is at…


How Readers Rated the Media Bias of AP, BBC and The Epoch Times, and More

In September, we released the findings of our August 2020 Blind Bias Survey, in which over 2,000 people across the political spectrum rated the media bias of five different news outlets blindly, seeing only their content and story choice but not the name of the news publication. Below are visualizations of the data we collected. In…


Opinion: How Readers Rated the Media Bias of AP, BBC and The Epoch Times, and More

In September, we released the findings of our August 2020 Blind Bias Survey, in which over 2,000 people across the political spectrum rated the media bias of five different news outlets blindly, seeing only their content and story choice but not the name of the news publication. Below are visualizations of the data we collected. In…


Analysis: How Readers Rated the Media Bias of AP, BBC and The Epoch Times, and More

In September, we released the findings of our August 2020 Blind Bias Survey, in which over 2,000 people across the political spectrum rated the media bias of five different news outlets blindly, seeing only their content and story choice but not the name of the news publication. Below are visualizations of the data we collected. In…