Tuesday, December 6, 2016

AP publishes special edition of ‘Pearl Harbor’ for 75th anniversary

Originally posted on AP.org

The Associated Press announced today it has published a special edition of its Pearl Harbor book to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on the U.S. naval base by Japanese forces.
“Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition” is a comprehensive account of the history and events leading up to the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, which led the U.S. into World War II. It also examines the relationship between the U.S. and Japan and details the beginning of America’s involvement in the war.
The anniversary edition features more than 75 iconic and rare photographs, artifacts from the AP Corporate Archives, a narrative from a reporter at AP’s Washington, D.C., bureau who got the first message about the attack on Pearl Harbor, and President Franklin Roosevelt’s Dec. 8, 1941, speech to Congress declaring America’s entry into World War II.
Former AP war correspondent Richard Pyle writes in a new introduction:

Explosions reverberating from the vast naval bastion of Pearl Harbor left no doubt that the world
 was suddenly and irretrievably a different place, that is until a new generation of Americans would experience another harrowing surprise attack on September 11, 2001, near New York Harbor in lower Manhattan. Again, nearly 3,000 people were killed, the U.S. went to war and the world was forever changed. 
"The AP honors the memory of the Pearl Harbor attack from the unique perspective only reporters of The Associated Press can provide," said Peter Costanzo, AP's digital publishing and archival manager. "This special edition is a powerful keepsake that ensures we never forget those who perished on that harrowing day, as well as those who survived and went on to defend freedom at home and abroad."
"Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition" is available in paperback and as an e-book on Amazon

About AP
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org.

Contact
Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

212.621.7005

leaston@ap.org

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

AP's 'Divided America' series is published as e-book

Originally posted on AP.org
Is America still great or has the country lost its way? That’s the question that helped launch the long-running Associated Press series, "Divided America," whose 26 stories have been gathered in a new e-book.

Through stories focused on the daily lives of ordinary Americans,  "Divided America: An AP Guide to the Fracturing of a Nation" reveals the tensions and issues underlying the tumultuous 2016 U.S. presidential election, while going beyond the politics of the moment to ask: How will Americans face continued challenges well after a new president has been chosen?


"The forces that have led us to this era of political volatility are not only ideological. They are cultural, social and more than anything, economic," said Brian Carovillano, AP's vice president of U.S. news. "AP journalists fanned out into communities across the country to better understand these forces and 'Divided America' is the result of that reporting. We are really proud of this work, which is enduring and important journalism."
Each story in the e-book features images taken by AP’s award-winning photographers. 
The "Divided America" series began in June. The e-book also includes personal reflections from AP journalists that provide additional insight into the lives of those they profiled over a period of several months.
Proceeds from each purchase of the e-book will support the efforts of the National Freedom of Information Coalition in protecting the right to an open government and advocating for accessibility and transparency, especially at the state and local levels. 
"The National Freedom of Information Coalition works every day to make certain public records stay that way, and that people have open access to the democratic processes in their state," said Mal Leary, president of the coalition's board. "We are humbled to have AP's support in keeping state government open, by means of this project."
"Divided America" is available now for $2.99 exclusively on Amazon


Contact

Paul Colford 
Vice President and Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press
212-621-1895
pcolford@ap.org


Lauren Easton

Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press
212-621-7005
leaston@ap.org

About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org