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From the administration’s air strikes on ISIS to Guantanamo Bay, Buzbee recently outlined eight ways the administration prevents media from covering current events at a meeting with the American Society of News Editors.
A few examples:
1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.
5) Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling. AP’s transportation reporter’s sources say that if they are caught talking to her, they will be fired. Even if they just give her facts, about safety, for example. Government press officials say their orders are to squelch anything controversial or that makes the administration look bad.
Read the full list here.
The AP announced today that David Scott, a long time Regional Editor, has been named Political Editor for the news agency. Scott had been based in Chicago overseeing the AP’s Central Region. He will move to Washington to take over his new duties and report to Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee.
“The political editor job is a critical one for AP — directing our national political coverage, advising states on political reporting and working with colleagues on our race-calling, accountability, vote count and polling operations,” Buzbee said. “It requires superb news skills, keen interest in both politics and policy, and strong competitive instincts. We are thrilled David is taking it on.”
Scott joined the AP in 1999 as a staff reporter before being elevated to North Carolina News Editor in 2005. He has been a Regional Editor since 2009.
The National Press Club has a trio of events coming up that you might find interesting. Check em out:
WHAT: James Carville and Mary Matalin discuss their new book LOVE & WAR. Must purchase tickets online ($5.00 members/ $10.00 general).
WHO: James Carville, Mary Matalin, and the National Press Club
WHERE: The National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2014; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2) January 13 - Ms. Quote: Why Are Women Missing From the News?
On Monday, Jan. 13, a panel at the National Press Club will explore these issues and strategies for change. Panelists include Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief Bloomberg News, Sally Buzbee, AP Washington bureau chief, Ken Strickland, NBC Washington bureau chief, Ruth Marcus, Washington Post op-ed columnist, Anna Palmer, Politico senior Washington correspondent, and Jill Zuckman, managing director SKDKnickerbocker. Linda Kramer Jenning, Georgetown University journalism instructor and Washington editor of Glamour, will moderate the panel.
WHAT: Expert panel on women in the news. Must purchase tickets online ($10.00).
WHO: Bloomberg News, AP, NBC, Washington Post, Politico, SKDKnickerbocker, Georgetown University, Glamour Magazine
WHERE: The National Press Club, Conference Rooms, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
WHEN: Monday, January 13, 2014; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
AP Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee announced to reporters and editors this afternoon that the political editing desk will soon be fully operational. She reported that Michele Salcedo will anchor the desk and outlines how coverage will break down in coming months. For one thing, more editors are on the horizon. She also outlines which reporters will handle each aspect of Washington coverage as well as beats on the trail such as Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.
See the internal memo…
Senior editor and former White House correspondent Terence Hunt has been named deputy bureau chief for AP Washington. Hunt’s experience includes 25 years on the White House beat, from Ronald Reagan’s presidency through George W. Bush’s administration, reporting from about 90 countries and every state. He has covered Cold War summits, Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech at the Berlin Wall, G-8 meetings, political conventions and campaigns, plus the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the impreachment of Bill Clinton, Mideast peacemaking, George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War to liberate Kuwait and George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wendy Benjaminson, a Houston-based Texas news editor for the Associated Press has been named assistant Washington bureau chief. Benjaminson, who currently leads the AP’s coverage of the drug war on the U.S.-Mexican border, will run the Washington bureau’s regional reporting team and work closely with the AP’s state bureaus and regional editing desks in her new position.
Prior to joining the AP in 1990, Benjaminson reported for The Washington Times, UPI and Market News Service. As an assistant bureau chief in Washington, she will be charged with spotting trends and coordinating reporting from the states and the nation’s capital on issues such as state spending and deficits, immigration, pensions and Medicaid. Wendy will report to Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee.
Jim Kuhnhenn has been named White House correspondent for the AP. Kuhnhenn had been covering campaign finance and other political topics for the wire service. Many know Kuhnhenn from his days covering politics and presidential campaigns for the now defunct (largely absorbed by McLatchy) Knight Ridder bureau in DC.
From an internal memo from D.C. Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee…