News Director for Europe and Africa Anna Johnson today announced a key appointment, sending this memo to staff:
In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how AP journalists in Rome and Milan continue to overcome major personal and professional challenges to produce compelling and competitive journalism during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown:
When news of a mass shooting in Hanau, Germany, broke on Wednesday night, AP sprung into action to deliver fast all-formats coverage of the attack that left nine people dead.
AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced a key appointment Thursday: Anna Johnson, currently news director for the U.S. West, will direct coverage of Europe and Africa.
During his in-flight press conference heading home from South America last month, Pope Francis said he could not remove a bishop implicated in a sexual abuse scandal in Chile because he had never heard from any victims about the bishop’s behavior.