Topic: “Misinformation”

Posted in Announcements

Steven Sloan named deputy Washington bureau chief

, by Lauren Easton

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:

Posted in Behind the News

Understanding the election: How AP combats misinformation

, by Patrick Maks

With misinformation swirling ahead of the U.S. presidential election, fact-checking, a central function of AP for decades, has never been more important.

Posted in Industry Insights

AP’s top editor: Journalism 'more important than ever’

, by Lauren Easton

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.

Posted in Announcements

AP adds 5 reporting teams to expand political coverage

, by Lauren Easton

News leaders announced on Wednesday the creation of five reporting teams to strengthen AP’s political coverage leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.