In case you missed it: AP journalists in and on the news

May 14, 2012
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AP reporter Adam Goldman on the PBS "NewsHour" May 7, 2012.
AP President and CEO Tom Curley addresses graduates of American University May 12, 2012.
NEW YORK -- AP provided first word that the CIA had thwarted an al-Qaida underwear bomb plot. As the story ricocheted around the globe, AP’s Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman provided authority and context on the unfolding developments. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of notable media interviews on the disrupted terrorist bomb plot and other stories by AP reporters and editors: 

•    Goldman spoke to the PBS “NewsHour” in the hours just after the report broke, explaining that “the U.S. is uncertain whether it would have in fact gotten past U.S. security and how much explosive force the bomb contained and whether it could have brought down a plane.”
•    Apuzzo addressed the AP’s news break and decision to publish the story after national security concerns were allayed with NPR’s “On the Media.”

•    Another AP report -- dating back 67 years -- also made headlines. AP President and CEO Tom Curley also spoke to “On the Media” ( about his apology to World War II correspondent Ed Kennedy, who was fired for breaking a military embargo and reporting the end of the war. Curley hosted a panel discussion at NY headquarters on May 8 ( and discussed the controversy at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. May 9.

•    On May 12, Curley addressed graduates of American University’s School of Communications:  “When you arrived here four, or more, years ago, there was no iPad,” Curley said. “Facebook barely extended beyond a campus in Cambridge ... So change -- actually turbulence -- is what you face and I think why you are so fortunate. More than any other time in history ... young people are free to invent their world.” Curley received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Video of his remarks is here:

•    In a piece about how social media has influenced the pace of journalism, Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll told Adweek: “I’d rather be behind and right than ahead and wrong.” She elaborated: “We’re more comfortable saying so when we don’t know if something is true -- and when we know for sure that it isn’t.”

•    A number of reporters spoke to Canada’s CTV News about developments around the world: Beirut-based Elizabeth Kennedy gave a recap of events in Syria and Elena Becatoros, chief of bureau in Greece, discussed outcomes of elections in Greece and France.

•    Paris Bureau Chief Angela Charlton also provide context on the French elections and their impact on the wider European economic crisis to MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts.

•    Legendary AP combat photographer in Vietnam Horst Faas died May 10. Journalists at AP and around the world offered remembrances of his life and work:

•    The Los Angeles Times featured a blog post about “Deadline Every Second,” a documentary by filmmaker Ken Kobre ( that follows 12 AP photographers at work in 8 countries:

•    And AP Sacramento photographer Rich Pedroncelli was featured in Sacramento magazine: “I always try to remember that there’s a human being on the other side of my camera,” he said.

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