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The surprising source of the first news of D-Day

June 6, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Every June 6 (which came and went this week) American news media faithfully observes the Normandy invasion by Allied forces during World War II. It’s an important anniversary because it marked an important point in the defeat of Nazi Germany. But how did America first learn of the Normandy landings? The first news came from • Read More »

Is AP writing its own obit?

May 17, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The AP — a cooperative owned by its members — has softened the financial blow to its customers by promising that it will adjust its rates downward at the same time. This move, apparently, is to establish the principle that AP can lay on an extra charge for the use of its content in online venues.