Topic: “National news”

Posted in Announcements

Errin Haines Whack named race and ethnicity writer

, by Lauren Easton

Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. News Noreen Gillespie announced a key appointment Tuesday, sending this memo to staff:

Posted in Announcements

Three journalists named to senior news leadership team

, by Lauren Easton

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced today three key appointments: Noreen Gillespie is the new Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. News, Sarah Nordgren becomes the new Deputy Managing Editor for Sports, Business News, Entertainment and Lifestyles, and Health and Science, and Lisa Gibbs is the new Director of News Partnerships.

Posted in Announcements

AP names national news editor for beats

, by Lauren Easton

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee today announced a key appointment: Wendy Benjaminson is the new national news editor for beats.

Posted in Announcements

Expanding state coverage through ‘Shared News Desk’

, by Erin Madigan White

Reinforcing AP’s long-standing commitment to state news coverage, we’ve hired more than a dozen journalists over the past year to leverage the power of AP’s cooperative and expand our state reports.

Posted in Behind the News

Q&A: How we localized flood insurance investigation for states and small towns

, by Erin Madigan White

For many years, the federal government offered subsidized flood insurance on homes and businesses constructed before there were many rules about building close to the water. But premiums have been insufficient to cover the payouts, leaving the National Flood Insurance Program billions of dollars in debt. There has been public outcry over some actions taken in Congress to support the program.