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AP Academy

AP Academy is your one-stop resource for training on AP platforms and products. Our mission is to help you maximize the potential of your AP services, leveraging AP’s global reach to create custom feeds for your local audiences. The on-demand tutorials below will show you how to provide your audiences and advertisers with unique selections of relevant news not readily available through broad Internet searches or social sharing. (Registration is required to access the video tutorials.) 

AP Academy also will provide live, online training throughout the year.

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topics to be added to our training library or obtain more information about our training programs. 

For technical questions on AP platforms, please contact:
US: 877-836-9477
International: 212-621-7361

Explore the latest training opportunities

AP Solutions: Five Things to Know for 2020 (1:00:39)
The world will be watching as the biggest stories of 2020 unfold. Join AP leaders as we discuss what’s ahead in elections, Olympics, platforms, news initiatives and live video.

AP Definitive Source: Preparing for the 2020 Elections (0:59:13)
AP elections and politics experts discuss how your newsroom can prepare for the 2020 elections.

AP Definitive Source: Analytics in News Production (0:57:21)
Experts talk about keeping audiences engaged and growing that engagement.

AP Solutions: Are you ready for 2020? (0:49:14)
AP’s director of elections reviews our vote count operation and discusses how AP VoteCast worked in the U.S. midterms in capturing the why and how as U.S. voters cast ballots. 

AP Solutions: Five Things to Know for 2019 (0:51:30)
AP business and news leaders outline what’s ahead – how legalized sports is changing sports coverage, planning for the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign and election services, expanded coverage on environment, religion, rise of the global right, more options in video services and more.

AP Definitive Source: Sharing Social Media Secrets (1:02:06)
AP news leaders talk about new rules and new tools for social media engagement. 

AP Definitive Source on the Midterm Elections: What to Watch (58:46)
AP's news leaders break down what to watch into the days leading up to the midterm elections and on Nov. 6, 2018. 

AP Definitive Source on VoteCast: Surveying Voters in a New Way (0:48:07)
In November, The Associated Press will debut a new survey aimed at capturing the why and how of the election as U.S. voters cast their ballots, or even decide not to vote.

AP Solutions: Creative Partnerships in Journalism (0:58:00)
Competition has given way to collaboration as news organizations in the past decade have turned to creative partnerships to maintain the quality of their journalism as they faced cuts in staffing and resources.

AP Solutions: The Power of Collaboration in Data Journalism (1:00:50)
AP and discuss newsroom collaboration in producing data-driven journalism. 

AP Definitive Source: Using metadata in your stories to increase reach (1:00:00)
AP explains how to start building a metadata structure for any size newsroom and how we implement taxonomies to tag our content for easy searching and better engagement. 

AP Solutions: Five Things to Know for 2018 (52:32)
AP business and news leaders outline what’s ahead for the new year on midterm elections, content delivery, video, news and sports.

AP Definitive Source: Restoring Trust in Journalism (50:47)
AP news leaders discuss the importance of fact checking and transparency in an era of so-called fake news, and declined trust in journalism. 

AP Solutions: Building a Culture for Data Journalism to Thrive (1:02:20)
AP journalism and tech leaders share lessons and ideas about removing barriers, localizing, sharing and finding stories in data.

AP Solutions: Next Generation Virtual Reality (58:37)
Virtual reality and 3-D capabilities have brought a major shift to storytelling. AP news leaders discuss major trends in immersive media.

AP Definitive Source: Connecting with the Connected (45:27)
AP’s social media editor and product director discuss how to build social and digital strategies across platforms and offer 11 tips to keep in mind when using social media and driving engagement.

AP Solutions: Driving Video Engagement (1:01:00)
AP’s director of U.S. video products and two news directors discuss ways to establish video storytelling as an integral part of today’s journalism in your newsroom and how to use simple tools while out in the field to capture enticing video to engage your audience.

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Organization (1:00:00)
AP leaders discuss legal issues surrounding content licensing, including copyright basics, fair use and public domain.

Journalism in a World of Smart Machines (1:02:00)
The future of augmented journalism - a (non-technical) guide to artificial intelligence for newsrooms.

Five Things To Know for 2017 (50:47)
Learn how The Associated Press is building new connections with you, our members and customers, as we employ the latest technology and tools to gather and distribute content.

Ethics and Practice of Drone Journalism (1:01:00)
AP news leaders discuss the importance of establishing and upholding ethics in the practice of drone journalism.

AP news leaders discuss the importance of fact checking and transparency in an era of so-called fake news, and declined trust in journalism. 

Platforms and products

AP Data Distribution Program

Associated Press Collaboration (2:00)
Learn about AP’s collaboration with, which provides access to data sets and an easy-to-use platform for data journalism.

AP Graphics Bank

AP GraphicsBank Getting Started (4:06)
Learn how to access GraphicsBank content.

AP GraphicsBank Search and Download (6:04)
Learn how to search for graphic images and elements, as well as how to download content.

AP Planner

AP Planner - Getting Started (1:01)
Learn how to access your account and view content on AP Planner.

AP Planner - Key Offerings (1:58)
Learn key features, and also how to quickly access content and view updates.

AP Planner - Search Overview (2:06)
Learn how to search with or without keywords, add advanced options and use the visual filtering search cloud.

AP Planner - Performing Quick Searches (1:02)
Learn how to perform a quick search.

AP Planner - Using Advanced Search Options (1:08)
Learn how to add advanced filtering options to new searches or apply additional conditions to prior searches.

AP Planner - Exporting Event Data (0:35)
Learn how to export data to Excel or Outlook.

AP Planner - Building Event Reports (1:47)
Learn how to build and customize event reports.

AP Images

AP Images - Getting Started (3:47)
Learn how to establish and customize your AP Images account.

AP Images - Search Tools (7:31)
Learn how to search for images, as well as how to download and share.

AP Images - Collections and Curated Content (3:35)
Learn how to search for and browse curated content, including special collections, top photos and themed pages.

AP Webfeeds

AP Webfeeds - Getting Started (2:51)
Learn the options for integrating AP content into your workflow.

AP Webfeeds - Manager/Agent (2:53)
Learn how to create and edit a profile.

AP WebFeeds  - Manager/Agent: Download & Activate (2:28)
Learn how to activate the WebFeeds Agent and link an Agent to a WebFeeds Manager profile.

AP Video-US

AP Video-US - Getting Started (5:30)
Learn how to establish and customize your AP Video-US account.

AP Video-US - Portal & Search Tools (4:44)
Learn how to search for video, as well as how to download and share.

AP Video-US - Previewing Video (3:21)
Learn how to preview video within the AP Video-US platform.