AP reporters win award for cosmetics working conditions investigation

The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced that Margie Mason and Robin McDowell of the Associated Press won the December Sidney Award for “Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands,” which exposes the horrific working conditions endured by millions of women who work on plantations in Southeast Asia, producing the palm oil that finds […]

Remembering AP deputy tech editor Jesdanun, a runner

Sarah Lorge Butler of Runners World writes about former AP deputy tech editor Nick Jesdanun, a runner who died last month from COVID-19. Butler writes, “After he started running in his 30s, the sport became embedded in his life. He ran to work at the Associated Press, where he was a technology writer. He’d run home. […]

Washington Post hires AP’s Lerman to cover breaking tech news

Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and technology editor Christina Passariello sent out the following announcement on Wednesday: We are excited to announce that Rachel Lerman will be The Washington Post’s breaking news technology reporter in San Francisco. Rachel joins us from the Associated Press, where she covered technology with […]

AP deputy tech editor Jesdanun dies from coronavirus

Associated Press deputy tech editor Nick Jesdanun has died from the coronavirus, numerous sources reported Friday. He was 51. AP national writer Ted Anthony writes, “Jesdanun, known as Nick, was the first AP reporter to be given the ‘internet writer’ byline two decades ago, when the world was less than 10 years into using the […]

Dow Jones Newswires hires Wright as publishing editor

Stephen Wright has been hired as a publishing editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Wellington, New Zealand. He returns to Dow Jones after more than a decade in various roles for the Associated Press in Asia, mostly recently a regional reporter based in Jakarta. Wright is a former Asia business editor for AP and Thailand […]

AP reporters win award for trade coverage

Paul Wiseman, Joe McDonald and Anne D’Innocenzio of The Associated Press have won the National Press Foundation’s inaugural Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade. The reporters will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 13. More details on the dinner, and other award winners, can be seen here. NPF […]

Facebook offers millions to Dow Jones, Bloomberg, but nothing to Reuters and AP

Facebook has offered millions to Dow Jones and Bloomberg to put its content on its new news page, but hasn’t offered money to rival wire services Reuters and the Associate Press, reports Anna Nicolau and Alex Barker of the Financial Times. Nicolau and Barker report, “The social media giant has offered no money to Reuters […]

Deputy economics editor Mullaney departs AP

Tomoko Hosaka Mullaney, deputy economics editor at the Associated Press, has left the news organization. Mullaney is now vice president of The Asia Group in Washington, working on Japanese business and policy issues. Mullaney was with the AP since May 2014. She helped guide editorial and storytelling strategy and operations for AP’s Washington, D.C.-based economy […]

AP seeks a tech reporter in China

The Associated Press seeks an energetic and aggressive reporter with a deep knowledge of China to report on technology as a newsperson, based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai. Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Asia business editor, this reporter will seek to consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise about how technology companies are […]

AP taps former WSJ, Politico, Bloomberg reporters

The Associated Press has tapped reporters from The Wall Street Journal, Politico and Bloomberg to join its global religion team, lead by Michael Rezendes, former member of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team that broke the Catholic church abuse scandal. The team includes Gary Fields, a WSJ veteran who spent more than 19 years as an […]