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Get to know the APME: Kathleen Carroll

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Kathleen Carroll

Where you work

The Associated Press

Job title

SVP & Executive Editor

Brief career history

Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, is the top news executive of the world’s largest independent news agency, a role she has held since 2002. She is responsible for news content in all formats from the journalists based in more than 280 bureaus and 110 countries. She is an industry leader on government challenges to press freedom and on vital security issues for journalists in war zones and other hostile environments. During her tenure the AP has significantly deepened its commitment to investigative and accountability reporting, expanded its footprint to include groundbreaking bureaus in North Korea and Myanmar, transformed the newsroom from analog to digital, modernized video operations to HD and pioneered the use of automation to free journalists for more substantive work. AP journalists have won numerous awards during her tenure, including four Pulitzer Prizes and six George Polk Awards. She is vice-chair of the Committee to Protect Journalists board and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 2003-2012, the last year as co-chair.

How long have you been a member of the APME Board?

Since 2002

How has being a member of APME helped you as a journalist?

The fellowship with other editors, the opportunity to share ideas and best practices that improve what journalism offers the communities that our organizations serve.

What projects have you worked on as an APME Board member?

Too many to name over the years.

If you had an extra hour during a day what would you do with it?

Read for pleasure. Or sleep. Or work out.

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