New beat team for migration coverage
AP today announced the creation of an all-formats beat team that will cover migration in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
News Director for Europe and Africa Anna Johnson sent this memo to staff:
Updates to AP’s Middle East team
In a memo to staff today, Middle East News Director Karin Laub announced changes to the team that covers the region in all formats:
Kathy Gannon named news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan
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 first and fast on Soleimani strike
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:
Samya Kullab named AP Iraq correspondent
Veteran journalist Samya Kullab has been named Iraq correspondent for The Associated Press.