Posted in Announcements

Juana Summers named political reporter

, by Bryan Baldwin

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace today announced an addition to AP’s political reporting team, sending this memo to staff:

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Peter Morgan, Joe Danborn appointed to U.S. East region leadership roles

, by Bryan Baldwin

The Associated Press has named an experienced photo manager and a longtime news editor to leadership roles overseeing journalists in the cooperative’s East region.

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Posted in Behind the News

AP brings first word on death of legendary Aretha Franklin

, by Bryan Baldwin

Aretha Franklin always had a soft spot for The Associated Press. Over the years, she would seek out global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody to chat — “We spoke when she was working on new music, or about an upcoming performance (like when she sang for the pope in 2015) or even her fitness plan and weight loss,” Moody recalled.

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Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

, by Bryan Baldwin

AP has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions.

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The challenge of brevity in the digital age

, by John Daniszewski

News in the digital age comes in short — often very short — bursts, straight to our mobile phones, smart watches, tablets and computer screens.  Sometimes these short takes are all an audience will read, not the longer story that follows. That’s why we need to get them right.

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