Topic: “Iraq”

Posted in Behind the News

AP first and fast on Soleimani strike

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how sourcing and teamwork allowed AP to dominate on the news of a U.S. drone strike killing Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, nudging the U.S. and Iran closer to the brink of war:

Posted in Announcements

Samya Kullab named AP Iraq correspondent

, by Patrick Maks

Veteran journalist Samya Kullab has been named Iraq correspondent for The Associated Press.

Posted in Announcements

Susannah George named intelligence reporter

, by Lauren Easton

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace today announced that Baghdad correspondent Susannah George will join AP’s national security team, sending this memo to staff:

Posted in Announcements

AP wins 3 Overseas Press Club awards

, by Lauren Easton

Reporting on the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, the collapse of the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq, and human rights abuses in Yemen has earned AP journalists three prestigious awards from the Overseas Press Club of America.

Posted in Announcements

New global enterprise team is named

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff on Monday, Vice President for Global Enterprise Marjorie Miller announced AP’s new global enterprise reporting team:

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