AP Expands Washington, US, and International Investigative Reporting


By Nick Massella Comment

ap_logoThe Associated Press announced today an expansion and reorganization of its Washington, US, and international investigative reporting efforts.

Their revamped mission will be “to develop investigations around breaking news events across the globe and produce exclusive reports that expose wrongdoing and illuminate social issues,” according to the announcement. The wire service also said that they plan to share some of the data from their investigative reporting with member news orgs to help them produce their own local content.

Joining the Washington team will be Ronnie Greene, currently a senior reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, and Jeff Horwitz, who’s on a Knight-Bagehot fellowship at Columbia University.

US investigations will focus on state and local data-driven projects with AP journos  David B. Caruso, Michael Kunzelman, Garance Burke and Holbrooke Mohr joining the team.

And International investigations will be led by Washington-based editor Trish Wilson with a team including Frank Bajak, based in Lima, Peru; Erika Kinetz in Shanghai; Richard Lardner in Washington; and Raphael Satter in London.