Topic: “Syria”

Posted in Announcements

Zeina Karam named deputy Europe news director

, by Nicole Meir

In a memo to staff on Tuesday, Vice President and Head of Global News Gathering Paul Haven and News Director for Europe and Africa James Jordan announced a key appointment:

Posted in Behind the News

AP Syria missile photos dominate front pages

, by Lauren Easton

As the United States, Britain and France launched air strikes on Syria early Saturday, AP photographer Hassan Ammar, in Damascus, captured remarkable photos that ran on the front pages of some 100 newspapers across the globe.

Posted in Behind the News

After Syria attack, reporter shares father’s heartbreaking farewell

, by Lauren Easton

A staff memo by Jerry Schwartz, deputy director of top stories and enterprise, describes how Beirut reporter Sarah El Deeb came to interview a father who lost his two children, his wife and other relatives in a chemical attack in Syria, and persisted in finding ways to bring the family’s story to the world in all formats:

Posted in Industry Insights

AP at the Arab Media Summit

, by Tom Kent

Several AP people took part in last week’s Arab Media Summit in Dubai, a large annual gathering of journalists and news executives from across the Arab world. This year there was substantial interest in user-generated content — how we verify the accuracy of photos and video we find on social networks.

Posted in Behind the News

Vetting and coping with violent imagery

, by Erin Madigan White

From his base in London, International Social Media Editor Fergus Bell leads The Associated Press’ efforts to source and verify user-generated content so that the AP can publish that content across formats.

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