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