AP Restructures For More Regional Coverage From Washington
November 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM (PT)
The ASSOCIATED PRESS is restructuring its WASHINGTON regional reporting team to create teams from four regions which will provide every state with regional representation. The restructuring, with teams corresponding to the new regional offices that are being established in ATLANTA, PHILADELPHIA, and two cities yet to be determined for the WEST and MIDWEST, will add regional coverage for 28 states presently unrepresented. AP says that the change will take effect by the beginning of the new Congressional year.
"Every state will soon have coverage from an AP WASHINGTON regional reporter," said AP Managing Editor for U.S. News MICHAEL ORESKES. "Just as important, they’ll have a team focused on regional issues of vital relevance to them and, with the team structure, they will also have back-up.
"We believe this move will appreciably help our members at a time when many are hungry for news of their delegates in WASHINGTON. Where once we had no 'local' coverage, now we will."