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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video shows a...

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

May. 12, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most...

AP's Sally Buzbee named exec editor of The Washington Post

May. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reenergized under owner Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post named Associated Press veteran Sally Buzbee as its executive editor Tuesday, making her the first woman in the paper's 144-year history to lead the newsroom. She succeeds the retired Marty Baron in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ COVID-19 vaccine...

Meghan wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

May. 05, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Wednesday won her remaining copyright claim against a British tabloid publisher over the publication of a personal letter she wrote to her estranged father. Meghan, 39, had already won most of her...

3 Vermont papers and a magazine sold to media company

May. 04, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts newspaper company is selling its three Vermont newspapers and a magazine, the company announced Tuesday. The Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based New England Newspapers Inc., announced i t was selling the Brattleboro Reformer, the...

Four media groups earn 'Grand Slam' honors in APSE contest

May. 04, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) earned Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ sections contest, which was judged remotely because of the pandemic. APSE’s winter...

New Deal: Colorado-national consortium buys community papers

May. 03, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Sun, a Denver-based online news operation created three years ago by journalists who left The Denver Post, has partnered with a national nonprofit to buy 24 community newspapers in a unique venture that seeks to preserve local journalism. The...

Los Angeles Times hires ESPN's Kevin Merida as new editor

May. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Times on Monday said that Kevin Merida, who built ESPN's The Undefeated into a multi-media presence and spent a lengthy career in newspapers before that, will be its new executive editor. Merida, 64, is being challenged by the newspaper's...

Pandemic leaves Kosovo without printed daily newspapers

May. 03, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Ibrahim Gashi sold daily newspapers in downtown Pristina for 35 years, until they didn't come anymore. Azem Qerkini, an accountant and newspaper collector, misses the time when he went to Skopje, the capital of neighboring North Macedonia, in...