Position: National Video Journalist
Location: New York
Started at AP: 2007
Originally from: Columbia, Md.
Journalism was a career change for Bonny Ghosh, who started working for an online advertising company after college. Thinking she’d like to try something new, Ghosh enrolled at the University of Maryland where she got a master’s degree in journalism. After graduating, she got a job with an ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla. She joined the AP after seeking out the executive producer of AP Television at the 2007 Asian American Journalists Association Convention.
Like many AP journalists, Ghosh considers herself a "backpack journalist." She shoots and edits her own video, creates still images and writes text stories. Based in New York, she has covered major news stories including the Beijing and Vancouver Olympic Games, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, North Dakota floods, the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, the Bernard Madoff investment scam, and covered the economic meltdown from the New York Stock Exchange floor as markets crashed.
What attracted you to a job at the AP?
What I loved about coming to AP is that I had a chance to cover national news. AP is an organization with a lot of integrity; people all over our industry respect it and would love to work for the AP.
How does AP compare to other organizations?
You work on a story and it will go out instantly on television stations and in newspapers across the globe. I've seen my television work on the Jon Stewart show. I've seen it everywhere. People are watching AP video so often and you don’t even realize it.
What’s the best part of working at the AP?
One reason why AP is a great organization to work for is our wide reach and also our emphasis on multimedia. AP is a great place to sharpen your skills. Everything about this industry is moving towards being able to do more and this is the perfect place to learn that.
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