The Associated Press has named Paul Caluori as its new vice president of global products. Caluori, who has overseen AP's digital services since 2010, will be responsible for creating and managing AP product offerings that drive revenue growth.MORE
The Associated Press has named Janelle Cogan, a journalist with more than a decade of experience leading reporters, as deputy director of storytelling for the U.S. South, a new position overseeing AP's presentation of news and enterprise across all media formats in 13 states.MORE
Josh Hoffner, a longtime news editor and breaking news manager at The Associated Press, has been named the cooperative's news editor for national beats.MORE
Paula Froke, a longtime newsroom and customer service leader at The Associated Press, is the new executive director of Associated Press Media Editors and editor of the AP Stylebook.MORE
The Associated Press has named Michael Hudson, a veteran journalist who has exposed offshore financial secrecy and the origins of the financial crisis, as its global investigations editor, a new role overseeing AP's team of investigative journalists around the world.MORE
Appalachian Newspapers Inc., a unit of Alabama-based Lancaster Management Inc., acquired a group of newspapers in eastern Kentucky from Civitas Media.MORE
The Associated Press named its head of U.S. news to the new position of managing editor, appointing Brian Carovillano to take the No. 2 position in the newsroom of the global news cooperative.MORE
The Associated Press will rank the nation’s all-time top men’s college basketball programs for the first time, as tabulated from its more than 1,100 weekly polls of top basketball teams over the past 68 years.MORE
The Associated Press has announced a yearlong collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education on two pilot projects designed to expand AP’s science journalism.MORE
Pioneer News Group has teamed up with Microsoft and Posh Technologies to streamline the delivery of news and provide its readers with the power to publish stories.
The Seattle-based company's latest initiative features two components: the distribution of Microsoft digital tablets to its subscribers, and the launch of a digital app through the "uReporter" platform developed by Posh Technologies at several of its newspapers. Each tablet comes preloaded with the app built for receiving and sending the latest local news, though users also have the option of using their own devices to access the app as well.
According to Eric Johnston, chief operating officer of Pioneer News Group, the tablets are available as part of a subscription package. As of press time, the company had only recently begun selling devices at The Skagit Valley Herald in Mount Vernon, Wash. Eventually, the program is expected to be rolled out to all of the company's markets.
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In addition to highlighting some case studies at the Key Executives Mega-Conference, highlights will be shared on the Solutions Stage from a recent study conducted by Dev/Con Detect, on the top 2,000 ranked Alexa news sites, benchmarking what percent of those sites had vulnerabilities to ad fraud, what types of fraud and tips.
Casey Hester, vice president, customer success with Dev/Con Detect, says: "Most cybersecurity companies working in media and advertising are focused on blocking bots and malware that only treat the symptoms. Our technology and indexing identifies the exact hijacked ad slots, ad-injections, and networks allowing 'spammy,' low-quality ads."
The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.