AP policies reporting on Nazis and Hamas weren’t so different. Would it be better to “not tell the story at all?”

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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News
by Matti Friedman
June 5, 2017

Did the Associated Press, the venerable American agency that is one of the world’s biggest news providers, collaborate with the Nazis during World War II? A report and new counter-report on this subject offer a few striking lessons—not just for students of history but for anyone concerned with the way news coverage shapes our perception right now. A paper last year by the German historian Harriet Scharnberg titled “The A and P of Propaganda” and published in Studies in Contemporary History makes the case that beginning in the mid-1930s, the AP’s photo office in Germany…ended up as a Nazi information arm in all but name. READ MORE

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