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About Bylines

The bylines field indicates the party who created or contributed to the content (if available and not captured in the photographer field); for example, a writer (for text stories), an editor (for graphics) or a speaker (for audio).

Tip

For pictures and graphics, photographers are identified in the photographer field. Video content does not typically contain a byline.

AP Text Stories

AP English-language story content typically contains the word "By" in the bylines.by field; for example:

{// Example 1: Text story byline
"bylines": [{
  "by": "By DAVID PITT", "title": "Associated Press"}]}
{// Example 2: Text story byline
"bylines": [{
  "by": "By PAT GRAHAM", "title": "AP Sports Writer"}]}
{// Example 3: Text story byline
"bylines": [{
  "by": "By ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMA", "title": "AP Business Writers"}]}
{// Example 4: Text story byline
"bylines": [{     
  "by": "By The Associated Press"}]}

Note

News Alerts do not carry bylines. A News Alert is a first, headline-length look at a breaking story with the editorialrole value of NewsAlert.

Other Media Types

AP picture, graphic and audio content does not typically contain the word "By" in the bylines.by field; for example:

Pictures and Graphics

{// Example: Editor byline for a graphic
"editor": {
  "name": "rhacking@ap.org"}}

Tip

For pictures and graphics, photographers are identified in the photographer field.

Audio

{// Example: Speaker byline for audio
"bylines": [{     
  "by": "Mike Corder, AP correspondent", "title": "Speaker"}]}

Video

Video content does not typically contain a byline.

Third-Party Content

In third-party content delivered by the API, the word "By" may or may not be present in the bylines.by field, depending on the third-party provider's editorial practices.