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The 2015 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters contest is designed to recognize Mississippi AP member stations and staffers for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism and staffers employed by member stations at the time the entries were produced.  The contest is also open to member broadcast stations outside Mississippi with designated market areas that extend into Mississippi.  To be eligible to enter, entries must be about news, features or sports that occurred solely in Mississippi.  All entries must be submitted online through Better BNC.  Entries may be from member stations or staffers employed by member stations broadcast in the calendar year 2014.


The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.


For detailed information, please click on the Mississippi AP Broadcasters link in the left hand column.













The 2015 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters College competition is designed to recognize the Mississippi student broadcasters for outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism. 


The competition is open to any college in Mississippi. 


Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2014 and should primarily be the work of a student or students and have been broadcast to an anonymous audience of substantial size.  If the entry is included as part of a professional newscast, the news director or producer must certify in writing that the entry is the student’s work with minimal editing and no rewriting by professionals.  All entries must be submitted online through Better BNC. 


The deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.


For detailed information, please click on the Mississippi AP Broadcasters link in the left hand column.


For questions, please contact Alexa Haik at 601-460-4885 or AHaik_news@ap.org.





      Haruka Nuga, Tokyo intern



2015 AP Global Internship program


The Associated Press is now accepting applications from U.S. and international students for the 2015 summer Global News Internship program. The applications must be received between Dec. 10, 2014 and Jan. 12, 2015 to be eligible.


The internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. The interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.


For complete information for the application process, please go to Global News Internship program


Questions may be emailed to internship@ap.org.








                              Jim Van Anglen


Jim Van Anglen promoted to AP's Deep South editor 


November 18, 2014


ATLANTA (AP) — Jim Van Anglen, news editor for The Associated Press in Georgia and Alabama, has been promoted to the newly created position of Deep South Editor.


Van Anglen will oversee coverage in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, with an emphasis on enterprise, accountability and investigative journalism.


The appointment was announced Monday by South Region Editor Lisa Marie Pane.


Van Anglen, 50, joined the AP in 2011 and has overseen coverage of a number of significant news stories, including the aftermath of a massive tornado outbreak in Alabama, the debate over Alabama's new immigration law, the arrival of Ebola patients in Atlanta, and hotly contested U.S. Senate and gubernatorial elections in Georgia.


A New Orleans-based administrative correspondent also will be appointed soon with a mission to report and write high-end enterprise and provide day-to-day management over the territory.


"Jim is a news leader with a vision for finding ways to go after the big story, whether it's the fascinating politics in the region or accountability journalism or the latest natural disaster," Pane said. "He and his team have consistently shown a hunger for telling the most compelling stories."


Before joining the AP, Van Anglen spent more than a decade working as an editor at the Press-Register in Mobile, and was involved in a variety of coverage, including local, state and national politics.


A graduate of Boston College and a native of Bedford, New Hampshire, Van Anglen also has worked for the New Hampshire Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News; the Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts; the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald; and Neighborhood Publications of Bedford.




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