Vice President for International News Ian Phillips and Middle East News Director Karin Laub today announced a key appointment, sending this memo to staff:
AP has a long history at the forefront of imaging technology, from the first transmission of photos over the wire to the early days of digital photography. Today’s announcement that AP will equip its photo- and video journalists with cutting-edge Sony cameras and lenses is another milestone.
In a memo to staff on Tuesday, Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. News Noreen Gillespie outlined a new collaboration with the Carnegie Corporation of New York that will bolster AP’s coverage of voting rights issues ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election:
AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses. This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions.