The Associated Press is deepening its commitment to investigative journalism by expanding its Washington-based investigative team, enlarging another group focused on national stories and launching a unit of international reporters to pursue in-depth projects across borders.
The teams’ goals are to develop investigations around breaking news events across the globe and produce exclusive reports that expose wrongdoing and illuminate social issues.
AP’s latest investment in newsgathering will yield more exclusives for all platforms. And by funneling data from some of AP’s investigative projects to member news organizations and clients, it will help them produce their own exclusive local content.
“Customers, readers and viewers the world over rely on AP for fast and accurate coverage of breaking news events,” said AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll. “And they count on aggressive newsgathering to give them something fresh – the revelations, investigations, new angles and images that no one else has.
“That’s why we continue to deepen our commitment to investigative work and are making a number of important hires and assignment changes.”