Google & AP launched journalism & technology scholarship

The Associated Press and Google are launching a great new national scholarship program for digital journalism students. And The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, is going to administer the program.

AP names manager of Social Networks and News Engagement

Lauren McCullough, who has led The Associated Press’ efforts to engage social networks, has been named manager of Social Networks and News Engagement at the new AP Nerve Center. McCullough will head the Social Network Center, one of four components of the new headquarters center in New York. She will direct the work of editors […]

Details of Associated Press search landing pages

A new interview with Associated Press VP Jim Kennedy adds greater clarity to AP’s industrywide content-protection initiative.

11 reasons The Associated Press is fighting aggregation

From The Associated Press: “The Associated Press Board of Directors announced it would undertake an initiative to affirm the value of original news reporting and protect the news industry’s content from being misappropriated online. The initiative would find new ways to enhance consumers’ ability to find authoritative news coverage online. In addition, the AP Board […]

Barbie at 50

This interactive from The Associated Press reflects on 50 years of Barbie with a collection of images and preview re-imagined looks for the fashion icon from top designers participating in the upcoming New York Fashion Week runway show.

Obama and Lincoln: Comparing the president to his hero

President Barack Obama consciously emulated Abraham Lincoln during his campaign. But what do they actually have in common? In honor of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, this video animation from The Associated Press looks at this tale of two presidents.

New-Media Focus Splits Associated Press Members

Some newspapers are getting frustrated by The Associated Press, as the 162-year-old newsgathering cooperative increasingly focuses on new outlets such as Yahoo and Google, which are now among the AP’s biggest customers.

Why Google should buy the Associated Press

Wired poses an interesting idea: What if AP re-organized as a cooperative, not of newspapers, but of online content providers such as Google and Yahoo!? The end of the story notes that the idea is unrealistic, but it’s intriguing. The story, btw, compares AP’s current business model as selling drugs to late-stage cancer patients. Ouch.

A.P. to emphasize multimedia in AP2.0 plan

As part of a plan it calls AP2.0, The Associated Press plans to expand its multimedia packages for entertainment, business and sports reports, as well as move toward an all-digital platform it calls the “Digital Cooperative,” the New York Times reports.