The Associated Press is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association.
In November 2016, The Associated Press released guidelines on reporting ‘Alt-Right’ stories to highlight the need for clarity around use of the term and around some related terms.
In 2013, The Associated Press announced that it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant” in relation to migrants and migrant reporting. It was decided that being called “illegal” without trial or conviction is inaccurate and offensive.
The AP is the decisive authority on word use and editorial style at more than 1,000 mainstream daily newspapers in the United States, and it is used by editors at television, radio and electronic news media both in the US and around the world.
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- News Values and Principles
- Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Ethics Guidelines
- Constitution and Bylaws of the Catholic Press Association of the United States
- E.W. Scripps Company Rights and Responsibilities
- Associated Press Code
- Code of Ethics
- Canadian Association of Journalists Principals for Ethical Journalism
- Editorial Code of Conduct
- Quebec Journalists Code of Ethics
- Guidelines for Journalists and Annex
- Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility
- Code of Ethics
- Code of Journalistic Ethics
- Philippines – Philippine Press Institute
- The Antiterrorist Convention
- Swedish Press Law
- Journalist Ethics: A ASBPE Guide to Best Practice
- Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide
- News Values and Principals
- Associated Press Managing Editors
- The New York Times: Guidelines on our integrity
- The Roanoke Times
- The Tribune-Democrat
- Associated Press Managing Editors : Code of Ethics
- Ethics and Social Media Policy