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Televised debate on jobs to mark AP coverage from Davos

The mountain resort of Davos pictured during the last day of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. The overarching theme of the Meeting, that took place from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29 was "The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models". (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)


Political, corporate and thought leaders from more than 100 countries will convene  in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23 - 27, at the World Economic Forum, and AP journalists will be there providing comprehensive coverage across  all formats for its global array of customers.

The mountain resort of Davos pictured during last year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)

Monitoring auditorium discussions and collaring key players in the corridors,  AP’s 16 journalists will report the breaking news and big announcements from the forum in text, photos, videos, interactives and on social media.
In addition to covering the many speeches and seminars, AP will aggressively pursue interviews with prominent newsmakers. AP coverage will focus on new trends and phenomena that will be driving the world economy in 2013, such as transformations in the banking industry, new terrorism risks, power shifts in the Arab world and changing direction for the Eurozone.
For the fourth time, AP will also host a televised debate, on Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in Davos (7 a.m. ET), which will focus on the hollowing out of middle class jobs around the world, and an in-depth AP series called “The Great Reset,” which explores significant changes wrought by the Great Recession of 2008. The series begins Jan. 23.
Moderator of the debate, titled “Creating Economic Dynamism,” will be AP Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes. Other panelists include Majority Leader and Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Vittorio Grilli, minister of economy and finance of Italy; Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor of international affairs; and Min Zhu, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

“Economic growth is one of the world’s great challenges right now and thus one of our most important stories at the AP,” Oreskes said. “We hope to use the powerful reporting in our ‘The Great Reset’ series to prompt an enlightening discussion at the World Economic Forum.”
The debate will be available live to APTN Direct subscribers, and an edited version will be available later for other international broadcast clients. It will also be webcast live and on demand on the World Economic Forum’s website.
In addition, Oreskes will host a Google Plus hangout with up-and-coming economic leaders, as well as members of the “Class of 2012,” young Europeans whom AP has been following over the course of one year to discuss the challenges facing college graduates. Read more about AP’s “Class of 2012” series.
Keep up-to-date on all the discussions from Davos on Twitter by following these AP journalists who will be sending updates:


Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

Erin Madigan White
Media Relations
The Associated Press

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