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Mexican president defends disclosing a reporter's phone number, saying the law doesn't apply to him

Feb. 23, 2024 17:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Friday defended his decision to disclose a reporter’s telephone number, saying a law that prohibits officials from releasing personal information doesn’t apply to him. Press freedom groups said the president's decision to make public...

It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

Feb. 21, 2024 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is...

Hundreds of nonprofit newsrooms will get free US election results and graphics from the AP

Feb. 14, 2024 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is making some of its U.S. elections data available for free to more than 400 nonprofit news organizations in a program funded by the Google News Initiative, the company said on Wednesday. The small, primarily digital newsrooms are members of...

Colin Jost of 'Saturday Night Live' gets entertainer gig at White House correspondents' dinner

Feb. 09, 2024 16:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Jost, the co-anchor of Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live,” will get a chance in April to roast leading political and media figures as the featured entertainer at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “His smart brand...

Prince Harry's visit to see King Charles III didn't bring reconciliation with William

Feb. 07, 2024 13:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry flew more than 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) to see his father after King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer. But Harry did not see his estranged brother, William, during a visit that lasted scarcely 24 hours. The royal brothers remain emotionally...

Philly sheriff's campaign takes down bogus 'news' stories posted to site that were generated by AI

Feb. 05, 2024 19:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The campaign team behind Philadelphia's embattled sheriff acknowledged Monday that a series of positive “news” stories posted to their site were generated by ChatGPT. Sheriff Rochelle Bilal's campaign removed more than 30 stories created by a consultant...

Think the news industry was struggling already? The dawn of 2024 is offering few good tidings

Feb. 02, 2024 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On Friday, the National Press Club is offering solace — and a free meal — by giving recently laid-off journalists tacos in recognition of a brutal stretch that seems to offer bad news daily for an already struggling industry. For anyone who works in the news...

Hal Buell, who led AP's photo operations from darkroom era into the digital age, dies at 92

Jan. 31, 2024 19:41 PM EST

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Hal Buell, who led The Associated Press' photo operations from the darkroom era into the age of digital photography over a four-decade career with the news organization that included 12 Pulitzer Prizes and some of the defining images of the Vietnam War, has died. He was...

Trump's live appearances pose a riddle that news executives still haven't solved

Jan. 24, 2024 16:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as Donald Trump seeks his third straight Republican presidential nomination, his live appearances still present an unsolved riddle for many news outlets: How do you cover him? The question hung in the air as CNN, MSNBC and some streaming outlets started —...

Artist-dissident Ai Weiwei gets 'incorrect' during an appearance at The Town Hall in Manhattan

Jan. 23, 2024 23:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident who believes it his job to be “incorrect,” was hard at work Tuesday night during an appearance at The Town Hall in Manhattan. “I really like to make trouble,” Ai said during a 50-minute conversation-sparring match...