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

May 21, 2012
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AP reporter John Christoffersen on the "Today" show.
NEW YORK -- A grim exclusive from AP generated headlines around the country. New Haven, Conn.-based correspondent John Christoffersen got the first interview with death row inmate Josh Komisarjevsky, who was convicted of killing a suburban mother and her two daughters during a home invasion in 2007. A number of media outlets turned to AP for details of the conversation.

In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of notable media interviews on that and other stories by AP reporters and editors: 

•    Christoffersen was interviewed for a segment on NBC’s “Today” show ( and a piece for the local NBC Connecticut affiliate WVIT. "[Komisarjevsky] said that if he volunteered he thought he could be executed, so I asked him, ‘Would you volunteer?’ And he said that on some days he would consider it and on other days he would not,” said Christoffersen, who also detailed his conversation with Komisarjevsky to Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” ( His AP story is here:

•    North Carolina reporter Michael Biesecker, who’s been in the courtroom throughout the John Edwards trial, spoke to Judy Woodruff on the PBS “NewsHour” May 16, the day the defense rested without calling Edwards’ daughter Cate or his former mistress to the stand.

•    AP intelligence and counterterrorism reporter Kimberly Dozier appeared on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” to discuss the role of women in combat. “A good quarter to a third of the people around me in war zones are women,” Dozier said.

•    AP Senior Managing Editor for U.S. News Michael Oreskes participated in a KPCC Radio/Los Angeles Press Club-sponsored forum on the 40th anniversary of Watergate to discuss how investigative reporting has changed since then. The best investigative journalism tool today?  “Shoe leather,” Oreskes said ( He also discussed AP’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series on the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims (

•    Maryclaire Dale spoke with RTE Radio One in Ireland about the priest abuse scandal in Philadelphia. Read her recent AP story here:

•    Ahead of the Facebook IPO, Deputy Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta told the radio show “Marketplace” that “there are some doubts about whether Facebook can make it,” in reference to an AP-CNBC poll.

•    Interactive producer Michelle Minkoff told Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words blog how AP’s custom zoomable map came together:

•    And an editorial in The Clarion Ledger praised AP for getting it right “both times,” referring to its recent reporting on the bomb plot foiled by the CIA and AP’s decision to apologize to a World War II reporter 67 years after firing him for breaking a military embargo.

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