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Sounding Board
From the Sounding Board:
Fall 2014
Editors remain concerned about quality and tone of online comments.

Spring 2012
New survey looks at the Chardon school shootings and asks about the AP Style policy concerning naming juvenile suspects.

Fall 2010
Two diverse surveys by APME show that there is continued strong interest in using Associated Press long-form stories on Sunday, and that a majority of respondents are finding it increasingly difficult to hold onto their most talented staffers.

Spring 2010
Newsrooms working to get on board with mobile devices
The vast majority of editors responding to two APME surveys in 2010 say their news organizations are delivering news in a format specifically for mobile devices. 
    Read the report here.
About the Sounding Board
The Associated Press Managing Editors Sounding Board is a way to foster communication between newspaper editors and the Associated Press editors in New York.
The APME panel solicits feedback from editors about AP's filing of the wires, news content and other aspects of the news cooperative's report.

Questions are posed both by New York news departments to members, and APME also poses questions to New York AP editors.

The goal is to help AP provide better service to its members, says AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll.
The answers are shared here. So check back to see the results of the latest survey.
Dave Minthorn, manager, AP News Administration, coordinates the surveys from New York. He can be reached at
Newspaper editors wishing to suggest a topic can send an e-mail to the Sounding Board committee chairman. 

Committee Chairman: Gary Graham
Spokesman Review, Spokane, Wash. 

Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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