Describing what’s happening at the US border
With immigration and the U.S. border back in the news, it is especially imperative for the AP to consistently use accurate and neutral language in its coverage along with giving proper context to border numbers given the political rhetoric on the topic.
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:
AP wins 2 Overseas Press Club awards
Reporting on the harrowing perils faced by migrants around the world and bloody protests in Haiti has earned AP journalists two prestigious awards from the Overseas Press Club of America.
Spotlight on migrant perils at the border
In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano outlined the backdrop behind a searing photo of a father and daughter from El Salvador who drowned in the Rio Grande attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and subsequent all-formats reporting that provided important, relevant context to member news organizations and customers:
Why we published a border deaths photo
AP decided on Tuesday to publish a photo of the bodies of a man and his 23-month-old daughter discovered Monday on the bank of the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville, Texas.