AP's latest moves
There was a time when AP was one of the prototypical short command chain, maximum flexibility organizations. As a news editor, I reported to a bureau chief (and indirectly to the managing editor) who reported to the president in New York.
The latest memo announcing
Oreskes will oversee the work of AP’s bureaus in the 50 states, which will be reporting up to him through four regional operations being created in 2008 and 2009. He’ll also supervise the work of the Washington bureau, the news service's largest domestic bureau, and AP's national feature, beat and investigative reporters.True story: A news source called me the other day after having spoken to a news editor at an A bureau. The source was concerned, saying the news editor told him: "Right now, I don't know who I report to."
Oreskes will be one of four managing editors, joining John Daniszewski, in charge of international coverage; Kristin Gazlay, in charge of business news and training, and Lou Ferrara, in charge of sports, entertainment and a merged multimedia and graphics department.
I guess you can spell bureaucracy with "AP."