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Posts Tagged ‘Hal Ritter’

AP Promotes Kevin Shinkle to Business Editor

Kevin ShinkleKevin Shinkle joined the Associated Press as assistant business editor in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. He was later promoted to deputy business editor and now, with Hal Ritter moving over to AP’s weekend news desk, he has been promoted once more to business editor. He will oversee the wire service’s worldwide business/finance coverage.

From today’s announcement:

“We are thrilled to have Kevin build on the great success he’s had over the past several years in guiding AP’s coverage of the business world through the most tumultuous of times,” said Lou Ferrara, the AP managing editor overseeing business, sports and entertainment coverage.

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AP Reporter Blasts Leadership in Resignation Letter

Apparently hell hath no fury like a departing Associated Press business reporter. In a resignation letter obtained by PoynterJanna Herron, an AP reporter for the past five years, blasts leadership:

I’m the 56th person to leave since the newsroom’s management style turned negative and mean-spirited three years ago. And I’m sure I’m not the last. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

So, best wishes to everyone. You’re all better editors, reporters and writers than what you’ve been told, and you deserve better leadership.

Well, consider that bridge burned.

And in case you were wondering, Hal Ritter is the AP’s Business Editor.