The Associated Press’ President and CEO Gary Pruitt on Monday called for changes to international laws that would make killing journalists or holding them hostage a war crime. Pruitt told a Hong Kong audience that journalists are increasingly being seen as targets by extremist groups.
Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, says he’s presiding over a healthier, debt-free AP that is targeting revenue growth this year and is reinvesting its profits in the company. Growing markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are helping, as is increased demand for video.
The recipients of the First Amendment Awards presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation are Gannett Co.’s David Lougee, NBC News’ Lester Holt, ABC News’ Robin Sproul and the Associated Press’ Gary Pruitt. In addition, CBS News’ Bill Plante will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony takes place in Washington on March 12, 2014.
Gary Pruitt, president-CEO of the Associated Press, speaking at the National Press Club on Wednesday laid out five steps he said were imperative to help guarantee press freedom.
New Associated Press president and CEO Gary Pruitt pledged to continue close cooperation with member news organizations on news collection, open government efforts and generating online advertising revenue.
Former McClatchy chief executive Gary Pruitt joins the Associated Press today as its new president and he promises employees “to be honest and open.”
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The Associated Press said late Wednesday that Gary Pruitt, the chairman, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., would be its next chief executive, succeeding Tom Curley, who is retiring after leading the news organization for nine years.