NEWS ANALYSIS BY DAVID GOETZL

Nets Should Follow AP And Monitize Twitter

It looks like networks may have some new, unexpected inventory to sell: their Twitter feeds. The Associated Press and Samsung appear to have established a template this week, where a network could place ads atop their own pages as well as feeds for individual shows, which would seem to be more coveted by advertisers.

Tribune Co. Newspapers Dropping AP

The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January. In addition to the flagship Tribune, other company-owned papers cutting ties with the 166-year-old global news provider are the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., and Daily Press of Newport News, Va.

Pruitt: AP Will Work Close With Members

New Associated Press president and CEO Gary Pruitt pledged to continue close cooperation with member news organizations on news collection, open government efforts and generating online advertising revenue.

AP Announces Political Convention Coverage Plans

Inside The AP’s Social Strategy

Eric Carvin, social media editor at the Associated Press: “Part of what we’re doing is sharing content in a curated way. It helps as news gathering; if we’re looking to find someone who has amateur video, we put out a call and a good chance we’ll hear back from people.”

WorldNow Integrates Technology With The AP

WorldNow, the online technology, content, video and revenue-solutions company for local media, has integrated its technology with the Associated Press’ ENPS. During this year’s NAB, they will showcase their continued progress in strategy for enterprise newsroom integration. This strategic initiative delivers an integrated and efficient workflow between ENPS’ newsroom system and WorldNow’s Enterprise Content Publishing […]

QUARTERLY REPORT

AP Revenue Declines Slow In 2011

Revenue dropped to $627.6 million last year from $630.5 million in 2010, the not-for-profit news cooperative said at its annual meeting on Tuesday. Before taxes, AP lost $23 million, compared with $22.5 million in 2010. AP Chief Financial Officer Ken Dale said he was encouraged that the revenue declines had slowed: “We feel good about the year in 2011.”

McClatchy’s Pruitt To Lead Associated Press

The Associated Press said late Wednesday that Gary Pruitt, the chairman, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., would be its next chief executive, succeeding Tom Curley, who is retiring after leading the news organization for nine years.

Billboard, Hollywood Reporter Sign On With AP

Tom Curley: AP Wants Fair Value For News

Outgoing Asoociated Press chief Tom Curley on the news organization getting paid for content: “To get the Internet companies to pay fair value, that was challenge No 1, and to some extent it still is. … We are at a point where we need to step up again and show folk that you just can’t run off with the entire wire.”

Mary Junck Of Lee Enterprises New AP Chairman

AP CEO Tom Curley To Retire

Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press since 2003, will step down this year, AP announced today. The search for a successor has been launched by the AP board of directors.

AP Opens Full News Bureau In North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – The Associated Press has opened its newest bureau here, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence to cover news from North Korea in words, pictures and video. In a ceremony Monday that came less than a month after the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong Il and […]

AP, NYT, WashPo Launch NewsRight

The Associated Press, The New York Times Co., The Washington Post Co. and 26 other news organizations have launched NewsRight, a joint venture to track the unpaid use of stories.

AP Names Eric Carvin Social Media Editor

Carvin will lead the AP’s ongoing social media efforts, coordinating with all national and international regions, verticals and formats.

Automated AP Style-Checking Software Debuts

AP Launches HD Entertainment News

As part of its multimillion-dollar upgrade, the AP is transforming its video business by switching its entire newsgathering, production and distribution systems to HD, with completion expected by the second quarter of 2012 in time for the London Olympics in July and the U.S. presidential elections in November.

Chyron, AP Offer Web, Mobile Graphics Solution

Chyron and ENPS today announced a new partnership through which Chyron’s CAMIO asset management server and Axis World Graphics products now seamlessly integrate with ENPS workflows for Web and mobile output. “ENPS serves the editorial core of our customers’ newsrooms, and we are delighted to partner once again with Chyron, a global provider of innovative […]

AP Publishes Sept. 11 Style And Reference Guide

AP To Open Bureau In North Korea

The Associated Press today announced agreements with the Korea Central News Agency, including one to open an AP news bureau in Pyongyang. Leaders of the two news organizations held discussions during a New York visit by KCNA executives and this week signed two memos of understanding and a contract. Under one memo of understanding work […]

AP Names Long Video Integration Manager

Darren Long, a London-based media professional, has been named to the post of video integration manager for The Associated Press. Long’s appointment is the latest tied to AP’s multimillion-dollar upgrade of its newsgathering infrastructure to provide high-definition images to the broadcast and digital industries.

AP Names Darren Long Video Integration Manager

Darren Long, a London-based media professional, has been named to the post of video integration manager for The Associated Press, a new position. It’s the latest appointment tied to AP’s multimillion-dollar upgrade of its newsgathering infrastructure in order to provide high-definition images to the broadcast and digital industries. “As video integration manager, Long will play […]

Westin To Head AP’s News Licensing Group

David Westin, the former ABC News president, is tapped as president-CEO of the News Licensing Group, the new organization created by the Associated Press to license original news content to digital communications products and services.

News Media Guild Urges AP Twitter Strike

AP To Offer Royal Wedding Video In HD

The Associated Press will offer high-definition live television to its customers for the first time as part of its multiplatform coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. The news organization will offer a live, seven-hour HD feed to any interested current Global Video Wire or APTN Direct customer at no additional […]

AP Slapped With Suit Over Bomb Video

A New Jersey video production company whose surveillance cameras captured the bombing of the military recruiter’s station in Times Square in 2008 is suing the Associated Press for selling the footage to other media outlets.

AP Moves Online Video Service To NDN

The Associated Press is “broadening its range of video services” as part of a long-term global digital transformation strategy, announcing today the transition of its hosted online video operation in the United States to a digital platform provided by News Distribution Network (NDN). Atlanta-based NDN, a digital video and ad solutions company that distributes multimedia […]

AP, CelebrityFootage In Distribution Deal

The collaboration is designed to put AP at the forefront of news agencies offering celebrity video footage.

Associated Press To Deliver High-Def Video

The news provider is making a $30 million digital upgrade that will let it provide high-definition video to TV station and Web clients.