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The AP is known for its polls on numerous "college sports in the "United States. The AP polls ranking the top 25 "NCAA "Division I ("Football Bowl Subdivision and "Football Championship Subdivision) "college football and NCAA Division I men's and women's "college basketball teams are the most well known. The AP composes the polls by collecting and compiling the top-25 votes of numerous designated "sports journalists. The AP poll of "college football was particularly notable for many years because it helped determine the ranking of teams at the end of the regular season for the collegiate "Bowl Championship Series until the AP, citing conflict of interest, asked for the poll to be removed from the bowl series. Beginning in the 2005 season, the "Harris Interactive College Football Poll took the AP's place in the bowl series formula. The AP poll is the longest serving national poll in college football having begun in 1936. But with the creation of the BCS in 2006 and the College Football Playoffs in 2014, the AP no longer plays a part in selection of a National Champion.
AP sports awards
The AP began its "Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award in 1959, for a manager in each league. From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB. The winners were chosen by a national panel of AP baseball writers and radio men. The award was discontinued in 2001.
Every year, the AP releases the names of the winners of its "AP College Basketball Player of the Year and "AP College Basketball Coach of the Year awards. It also honors a group of "All-American players.
- "AP NFL Coach of the Year
- "AP NFL Most Valuable Player
- "AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year
- "AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year
- "AP NFL Offensive/Defensive Rookies of the Year
- "AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Associated Press Television News
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In 1994, London-based Associated Press Television (APTV) was founded to provide agency news material to television broadcasters. Other existing providers of such material at the time were "Reuters Television and "Worldwide Television News (WTN).
In 1998, AP purchased WTN and APTV left the Associated Press building in "Central London and merged with WTN to create "Associated Press Television News (APTN) in the WTN building, now the APTN building in "Camden Town.
Litigation and controversies
Breach of contract and unfair competition
In November 2010 the Associated Press was sued by iCopyright for "breach of contract and "unfair competition. It accused the AP of launching a copyright-tracking registry built upon information and "business intelligence that it had misappropriated from iCopyright.
"Washington, D.C. bureau reporter Christopher Newton, an AP reporter since 1994, was fired by AP in September 2002 after he was accused of fabricating sources since 2000, including at least 40 people and organizations. Prior to his firing, Newton had been focused on writing about federal law-enforcement while based at the "Justice Department. Some of the nonexistent agencies quoted in his stories included "Education Alliance", the "Institute for Crime and Punishment in Chicago", "Voice for the Disabled", and "People for Civil Rights".
In June 2008, the AP sent numerous "DMCA take down demands and threatened legal action against several "blogs. The AP contended that the internet blogs were violating AP's "copyright by linking to AP material and using headlines and short summaries in those links. Many bloggers and experts noted that the use of the AP news fell squarely under commonly accepted internet practices and within "fair-use standards. Others noted and demonstrated that AP routinely takes similar excerpts from other sources, often without attribution or licenses. AP responded that it was defining standards regarding citations of AP news.
Copyright and intellectual property
In August 2005, Ken Knight, a "Louisiana photographer, sued the AP claiming that it had willfully and negligently violated Knight's copyright by distributing a photograph of celebrity "Britney Spears to various media outlets including, but not limited to: "truTV (formerly CourtTV), America Online and "Fox News. According to court documents the AP did not have a license to publish, display or relicense the photographs. The case was settled in November 2006.
In a case filed February 2005, McClatchey v. The Associated Press, a "Pennsylvania photographer sued the AP for "cropping a picture to remove the plaintiff's embedded title and copyright notice and later distributed it to news organizations without the plaintiff's permission or credit. The parties settled.
In April 2011, Patricia Ann Lopez, a "New Mexico "courtroom sketch artist, sued the Associated Press claiming that the AP had violated her copyrights by reselling her images without a license and had deceptively, fraudulently and wrongfully passed off the artist's work as its own. According to court documents the AP did not have a license to resell or relicense the images.
In March 2009, the Associated Press counter-sued artist "Shepard Fairey over "his famous image of Barack Obama, saying the uncredited, uncompensated use of an AP photo violated "copyright laws and signaled a threat to "journalism. Fairey had sued the AP the previous month over his artwork, titled "Obama Hope" and "Obama Progress", arguing that he did not violate copyright law because he dramatically changed the image. The artwork, based on an April 2006 picture taken for the AP by "Mannie Garcia, was a popular image during the "2008 presidential election and now hangs in the "National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. According to the AP lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan, Fairey knowingly "misappropriated The AP's rights in that image". The suit asked the court to award AP profits made off the image and damages. Fairey said he looked forward to "upholding the "free expression rights at stake here" and disproving the AP's accusations.["citation needed] In January 2011 this suit was settled with neither side declaring their position to be wrong but agreeing to share reproduction rights and profits from Fairey's work.
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. The case has been dismissed and both parties settled.
In June 2010 the Associated Press was accused of having unfair and hypocritical policies after it was demonstrated that AP reporters had copied original reporting from the ""Search Engine Land" website without permission, attribution, or credit.
In April 2013, the Associated Press stated that it had dropped the term "illegal immigrant" from its "stylebook. The Associated Press follows ABC, NBC, and CNN in not using the term. "Jose Antonio Vargas commended the Associated Press for its decision.
Syndicated writer Ruben Navarrette criticized the decision, stating the reasoning behind the decision was "political correctness and called the blog "incomprehensible". "Secretary of Homeland Security "Janet Napolitano said of the decision, that she doesn't get involved in "vocabulary wars" and then stated "They are immigrants who are here illegally, that's an illegal immigrant".
Hoax tweet and flash crash
On April 23, 2013, the AP's "Twitter account was hacked to release a hoax tweet about fictional attacks in the "White House that left "President Obama injured. This erroneous tweet resulted in a brief plunge of 130 points from the "Dow Jones Industrial Average, removal of $136 billion from "S&P 500 index, and the temporary suspension of their Twitter account. Although all executed trades were considered final, the Dow Jones later restored its session gains.
Justice Department subpoena of phone records
On May 13, 2013, the Associated Press announced telephone records for 20 of their reporters during a two-month period in 2012, had been subpoenaed by the "U.S. Justice Department and described these acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations. The AP reported that the Justice Department would not say why it sought the records, but sources stated that the "United States Attorney for the District of Columbia's office was conducting a criminal investigation into a May 7, 2012 AP story about a "CIA operation that prevented a terrorist plot to detonate an explosive device on a commercial flight. The DOJ did not direct "subpoenas to the AP, instead going to their phone providers, including "Verizon Wireless. "U.S. Attorney General "Eric Holder testified under oath in front of the House Judiciary Committee that he recused himself from the leak investigations to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. Holder said his Deputy Attorney General, "James M. Cole, was in charge of the AP investigation and would have ordered the subpoenas.
Israel and Palestine
The AP has been accused by its own journalists in the region of biased reporting on the "Middle East. In his book Broken "Spring: An "American-Israeli Reporter's Close-up View of How "Egyptians Lost Their Struggle for Freedom, former AP correspondent "Mark Lavie claims that the AP upheld a narrative line in which Arabs and Palestinians were entirely without blame in a conflict where all guilt lay with Israel, even going so far as to refuse to print a 2008 Israeli peace proposal. Israeli journalist Matti Friedman noted the enormous influence of "Human Rights Watch, which he described as having "written far more condemnations of "Israel for violations of "international law than of any other country in the region". Moreover, Friedman accuses AP of killing a story he wrote about the "war of words", "between Israel and its critics in human rights organizations", in the aftermath of the "Israel/Gaza conflict of 2008–09. Both Lavie and Friedman specifically accuse the AP of forbidding their reporters to interview "Gerald M. Steinberg of "NGO Monitor (an NGO that reports on the work of NGOs, described by Friedman as "a pro-Israel outfit and by no means an objective observer", which has been characterized as being pro-Israel and is often described as right-wing); Friedman writes that in a job where he interviewed radicals of all kinds, "this professor" was "the only person I ever saw subjected to an interview ban". The AP immediately denied the accusation.
In October 10, 2016 the Associated Press released a "fact check" of comments made by presidential candidates during the second US presidential debate, where Republican candidate "Donald Trump stated that he didn't "like Assad at all. But Assad is killing "ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS". The US National security reporter for AP, Robert Burns wrote in his fact check assessment that the statement was completely false and a lie, as although Syria's President "Bashar Assad considers ISIS to be terrorists, Burns claimed that Assad's "military is not fighting them" and is only "focused on combatting Syrian opposition groups, some of which are supported by the United States". Online commenters["who?] countered that this was inaccurate and that the AP had previously covered news of the Syrian government's 2016 military campaigns against ISIS such as in "Palmyra, "Deir ez-Zor, "Al-Dumayr, "Southwestern Raqqa and in "Southeastern Raqqa. The Associated Press rewrote the item a few hours later to remove the initial "Not true" assessment to "Only partially true" and deleted their social media posts which mentioned their original assessment without an explanation.
Sea Slavery and Overreach
The AP released a series of articles in 2015 covering the topic of "forced labour in Thailand on fishing boats. The acclaimed series won a "George Polk Award, but their coverage was not without controversy for claiming to directly take credit for freeing thousands of slaves and solely triggering litigation and legal changes. Even with this controversy, the Associated Press earned a Pulitzer Prize for their actions and the effect of their investigative piece on forced labor in Thailand. According to an Associated Press article, this was the 52nd Pulitzer Prize earned by the AP. The reporters were lauded for their work in dangerous situations to bring this issue to light.
Collaboration with Nazi Germany
Associated Press entered in formal cooperation with "Hitler's "Nazi Germany in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material selected and produced by the "Nazi party propaganda ministry. It was able to retain its access by entering into a mutually beneficial two-way cooperation with the Nazi regime. It ceded control of its output by signing up to the Schriftleitergesetz(editor's law), promising not to publish any material 'calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home'.
Schriftleitergesetz required Associated Press to employ reporters who worked for the "Nazi party's propaganda division. One photographer, Franz Roth, was a member of the SS propaganda division, whose photographs were personally chosen by Hitler.
Associated Press was the only western news agency able to stay open in Nazi Germany; they continued operating until "Germany declared war on the USA in 1941.
Associated Press also allowed the Nazi regime to use its photo archives for its virulently anti-semitic propaganda literature, such as 'The Sub-Human' and 'The Jews in the USA' booklets.
This arrangement also enabled the Nazis to cover up some of its crimes, allowing the Nazis to portray a war of extermination as a conventional war; which events were made visible and which remained invisible in AP's supply of pictures followed German interests and the German narrative of the war.
The Associated Press is governed by an elected "board of directors. Since January 26, 2012, the Chairman is Mary Junck, President, CEO and Chairman of "Lee Enterprises.
|Board of Directors|
|Mary Junck (Chairman)||Lee Enterprises, Inc.|
|Donna J. Barrett||Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.|
|Richard A Boehne||The E.W. Scripps Company|
|Elizabeth Brenner||The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel|
|Journal Communications, Inc.|
|Robert Brown||Swift Communications|
|William Stacey Cowles||The Spokesman-Review|
|Cowles Publishing Co.|
|Kirk Davis||GatehouseMedia, LLC|
|New Media Investment Group|
|Michael Golden||The New York Times Co.|
|Bill Hoffman||Cox Media Group|
|Terry J. Kroeger||BH Media Group|
|The Omaha World-Herald|
|Isaac Lee||Univision Communications, Inc.|
|Robin McKinney Martin||The Santa Fe New Mexican and The Taos News|
|Gracia C. Martore||Gannett Co., Inc.|
|Jim M. Moroney III||A. H. Belo Corporation|
|William O. Nutting||The Ogden Newspapers Inc.|
|David M. Paxton||Paxton Media Group|
|Steven R. Swartz||Hearst Corporation|
|Patrick J. Talamantes||The McClatchy Company|
|Paul C. Tash||Times Publishing Company|
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- "AP Stylebook
- "Agence France-Presse
- "Associated Press v. Meltwater
- "George Emil Bria
- "International Press Telecommunications Council
- "News Industry Text Format
- "The Canadian Press
- "List of online image archives
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Last year, AP generated only about 30% of its revenue from U.S. newspapers. The rest came from global broadcast customers (37%), online ventures (15%) and other revenue sources, such as international clients and photography, (18%). Forbes.com is a customer of AP
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'Because the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, U.K. Press Association and the Canadian Press don't have a consumer Web site where they publish their content, they have not been able to benefit from the traffic that Google News drives to other publishers,' Josh Cohen, business product manager for Google News, explained in a blog post.
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- In 1959, when the AP began its Manager of the Year Award for a manager in each league, "The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award (begun in 1936) was for one manager in all of MLB. In 1983, MLB began its own "Manager of the Year Award, for a manager in each league. The following year (1984) the AP changed its award to one in all of MLB. In 1986, The Sporting News changed its award to one for each league.
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The Associated Press...said that it will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt without infringing on The A.P.'s copyright.
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