Additions to AP’s Washington bureau
In a memo to staff, Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson announced the addition of three new reporters to AP’s Washington team:
Tom Verdin named democracy news editor
In a memo to staff on Monday, Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Steven Sloan announced a key appointment:
Steven Sloan named deputy Washington bureau chief
In a memo to staff on Wednesday, Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson announced that U.S. Political Editor Steven Sloan is now deputy Washington bureau chief for U.S. politics and elections:
Understanding the election: How AP combats misinformation
With misinformation swirling ahead of the U.S. presidential election, fact-checking, a central function of AP for decades, has never been more important.
AP’s top editor: Journalism 'more important than ever’
During a panel at the virtual Collision Conference on Tuesday, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee addressed the current speed and volume of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and how news organizations must combat it.