AP wins top award for slavery story

Four Associated Press journalists have won the top award for investigative business journalism given by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. At considerable personal risk, Robin McDowell, Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan interviewed captive Burmese slaves on an Indonesian island
to expose labor abuses
by a Thai fishing industry that ships its cargo to major U.S. supermarkets and pet food companies.

AP to expand data-driven journalism

The Associated Press announced an effort to expand public access to critical information and bring data journalism to a wider array of news organizations with $400,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. With the funding, AP will add additional data journalists to its team and increase its distribution of data sets that include localized information to thousands of news organizations.

The price paid for bravery

AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll discussed assaults on journalists worldwide and AP’s aggressive reporting on "the disappeared," a reference to the 25,000 people who have vanished in Mexico since 2007, at IAPA’s 71st General Assembly, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Read Carroll's comments

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