Posted in Announcements

AP receives 4 awards from Deadline Club

, by Lauren Easton

We were pleased to receive four awards on Monday evening from the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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AP names White House, national security editors

, by Lauren Easton

Acting Washington Bureau Chief Wendy Benjaminson sent this memo to her staff today, announcing two key appointments:

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Veteran editor Amanda Barrett named Nerve Center director

, by Lauren Easton

AP Managing Editor Brian Carovillano today announced a key appointment: Amanda Barrett, news manager of the Nerve Center, will now lead the New York hub of AP’s global newsroom, a center for news coordination, client engagement and audience development.

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Posted in Behind the News

Honoring courage in the name of fallen AP photographer

, by Lauren Easton

The 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, named for the AP photojournalist who was killed reporting in Afghanistan in 2014, has been awarded to Stephanie Sinclair, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers gender and human rights issues around the world.

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After Syria attack, reporter shares father’s heartbreaking farewell

, by Lauren Easton

A staff memo by Jerry Schwartz, deputy director of top stories and enterprise, describes how Beirut reporter Sarah El Deeb came to interview a father who lost his two children, his wife and other relatives in a chemical attack in Syria, and persisted in finding ways to bring the family’s story to the world in all formats:

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