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A new tailored solution:  Member Choice Plus


The AP is now offering a mid-level newspaper service, Member Choice Plus, giving you more flexibility to create a custom news package tailored to the specific needs of your local market. Member Choice Plus will include about 140 of each day’s most important stories; your home state wire; and your choice of a second state wire. For an extra fee, you’ll also have the option to expand your coverage even further with nine additional supplemental services, including sports, national, international, business, entertainment and more. Contact Adam Yeomans, ayeomans@ap.org, for details and rates.






AP adds live blog to NFL Sunday lineup


The AP is adding a live blog on NFL Sundays to its lineup of professional football coverage. The blog gives readers a true second-screen experience and help drive traffic to AP members via our “Pro32: Head to Head Digital News Experience”, an embeddable package of web-exclusive coverage produced by AP’s sports staff and NFL photography. Learn more about the NFL live blog.

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AP Microsites: Winning coverage of football at no additional cost!

AP’s popular Digital News Experiences can help you build online traffic around pro and college football – and generate new advertising revenue. We have customizable house ads available to help you promote the multimedia microsites; contact me for more information. Click here to learn more about the DNE program.

                                             2014 Lineup

Auto racing
Sep 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
Pro32: Head to Head
Aug 01, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015
College Football
Aug 15, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015
NCAA Men's Basketball
Oct 15, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015


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Kristin Gazlay names AP's top stories director


Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday. 


To read more, please click here.

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8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information


The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recently at a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers.  The problem extends across the entire federal government and is now trickling down to state and local governments. To read more, please click here.

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AP expands lineup of weekly celebrity cooking columns


The Associated Press is introducing an expanded lineup of weekly cooking columns and food experts. Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian joins AP's team of kitchen authorities, taking over "The Healthy Plate," a weekly column aimed at helping home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. Sara Moulton is launching "KitchenWise," a weekly column that will use delicious recipes to teach basic skills every home cook will want to master. Read more details in the Definitive Source blog.

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AP names Lisa Gibbs as new global business editor


Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and an award-winning senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor. Gibbs will oversee more than 65 business reporters and editors worldwide. She is based in New York. See more details here.

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Build sales, readership with AP Lifestyles & Special Editions content

AP Lifestyles covers a wide range of subjects that people care about in their daily lives, such as food, family, fashion, travel and homes and gardening, offering about 40 stories and 100 photos weekly. The consumer-friendly approach appeals to readers and advertisers for your daily newspaper, as well as for websites, special sections and niche publications. You will receive a digest each Monday.

You would also receive monthly “Special Edition” packages of five or more stories and photographs that center around a timely theme such as Back to School, Weddings, Holidays and Green Living.

Click here for a printable Lifestyles/Special editions calendar

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Next DefinitiveSource webcast: How AP calls elections

AP’s recent DefinitiveSource webcast featured a discussion on the state of the races in 2014 and how AP counts the vote and calls races on election night. This webcast offers members an introduction to the election season and an overview of the services and editorial coverage that the AP makes available. View the webcast here.  


Contact Adam Yeomans, ayeomans@ap.org, for details and rates. 

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AP Stylebook, Webster's New World now online


Webster's New World College Dictionary has been AP Stylebook's first reference for spelling, style, usage and foreign geographic names for decades. Now AP is collaborating with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to include the content of Webster's New World College Dictionary in a new subscription service: AP Stylebook & Webster's New World Online. Read more about that and other AP Stylebook products, offered at a discount to AP members: apstylebook.com/

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  gotcha   AP Revenue Ideas Toolkit offers innovative ways to monetize content

One newspaper produces an agriculture-themed niche pagethat boosts online traffic by 20 percent. Another publishes a weekly package of crime news that’s so popular it’s generating annual revenue running into six figures.

Those and other experiences are detailed in a new Revenue Ideas Toolkit designed to help you make the most of your AP services. Browse through timely ideas other editors and publishers have come up with to engage readers and advertisers using AP text, photos, video, financial data and more.

You can access the toolkit here. If you’ve got an example you’d like to share, please contact me at ayeomans@ap.org .


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