Judge throws out defamation case by casino mogul against AP

A Las Vegas judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit lodged by ousted casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press, reports David Ferrara of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Ferrara reports, “The April complaint alleged that the AP reported on police reports filed by a woman who made false accusations of rape against Wynn. “In dismissing claims […]

AP launches small business newsletter

The Associated Press has launched a small business newsletter for consumers. It’s weekly and free. Global business editor Brad Foss explained its origins: The newsletter showcases AP’s distinctive coverage of news and trends affecting small businesses and it helps us reach a niche audience in a new way. We just launched a beta version of […]

How automated earnings stories may miss the news

Ben Ashwell of IR Magazine looks at how automated earnings stories don’t always represent a true picture of a company’s performance. Ashwell writes, “These stories are less than 100 words in length and are intended as brief snapshots to be disseminated through a newswire. Gibbs explains that where these stories begin to go awry is when […]

Updated AP Stylebook has new business entries

The 2018 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook released Wednesday contains new entries affecting business and economics news stories. The new entries include: LEED — An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council to measure a building’s sustainability and resource efficiency. LEED is acceptable […]

EPA blocks AP and CNN reporters from meetings

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday blocked The Associated Press and at least two other news organizations from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants. An AP story states, “The meeting, convened in Washington by EPA chief Scott Pruitt, was open to invited media only, EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox said. Wilcox said there was […]

AP’s Gurman hired by WSJ to cover Justice Department

Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Paul Beckett sent out the following message to the staff: All: Please welcome Sadie Gurman to the Washington bureau, where she will join our excellent Justice Department coverage team. Sadie comes to us from the Associated Press, where she has done an outstanding job breaking stories and covering Attorney General Jeff […]

Rubinsky named AP deputy biz editor/newsgathering

Cara Rubinsky, AP’s associate Europe editor, will join the AP business news department as deputy business editor for newsgathering. She will begin her new role on April 23. In her new role, she will help produce more impactful and internationally-relevant journalism and drive aggressive spot and enterprise reporting across the globe. Rubinsky, who joined AP […]

How automating earnings stories helped the AP biz news desk

Lisa Gibbs, former AP business editor and now director of news partnerships, will speak at a VentureBeat webinar next week about how working with Automated Insights to have software write corporate earnings stories has helped the business news desk. A VentureBeat story states, “With structured data about earnings releases and report templates, they launched their […]

Mayerowitz named AP deputy biz editor for storytelling

Associated Press business editor Brad Foss sent out the following announcement on Tuesday: Colleagues: It gives me great pleasure to announce that Scott Mayerowitz will become the department’s deputy business editor for storytelling. In this new position, effective today, Scott will guide the department’s efforts to create more visually- and digitally-compelling stories, built on a […]

AP’s computer-generated earnings stories increase trading

Computer-generated earnings stories published by the Associated Press increases trading in the companies that are the subject of the articles, according to a study led by two accounting professors. The study examined trading in companies before the AP began publishing computer-generated earnings stories in 2014 and then afterward. It focused on more than 2,000 companies […]