Here is the memo from Vice President of Global Enterprise Marjorie Miller, Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. News Noreen Gillespie and Sarah Nordgren, deputy managing editor for business, science and health, sports, entertainment and lifestyles:
For more than a year, the #metoo movement has created a discussion of sexual harassment and assault in America and across the globe. It has sparked conversations and change in boardrooms, Hollywood and college campuses.We are proud of the work AP’s dedicated team has done to cover this movement. Today, we are sharing news of a shift in our strategy to ensure the movement and gender politics continue to be a coverage priority for us.Philadelphia-based reporter Maryclaire Dale, whose work on the Bill Cosby sexual assault case ensured that his victims’ stories did not stay buried in court documents, and culture and feature writer Jocelyn Noveck, an original member of the #metoo coverage team who has chronicled the movement since its inception and most recently broke news about how it influenced the Kavanaugh hearings, will focus their work on #metoo and gender politics for the coming year. They will work with U.S. enterprise editor Pauline Arrillaga on these important issues.
Their goal will be to uncover stories about gender in law, Hollywood, work and culture, and move beyond the #metoo movement and its reverberations.We look forward to all that they will do with this assignment!Marjorie, Noreen and Sarah