Monday, April 07, 2014

JOURNALISM - AP Remembers Its Own

"Remembering AP photojournalist Niedringhaus, who found grace in the face of war" PBS NewsHour 4/4/2014


SUMMARY:  Veteran AP journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon were traveling with election workers, soldiers and police in Khost province in Afghanistan when a police commander approached and shot them.  Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed and Gannon was hospitalized.  Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, remembers Niedringhaus with Hari Sreenivasan.

HARI SREENIVASAN:  The shooting happened this morning in Khost Province.  Photographer Anja Niedringhaus and reporter Kathy Gannon were traveling with election workers and under the protection of Afghan soldiers and police, when one of the police officers approached the car and fired several shots.

Niedringhaus was reportedly killed instantly.  Gannon is in stable condition at an Afghan hospital.

We are joined by the Associated Press’ senior vice president and executive editor, Kathleen Carroll.

Ms. Carroll, first of all, do you have any update on the health of Kathy Gannon?

KATHLEEN CARROLL, Executive Editor, Associated Press:  Well, she’s had some surgeries, and we are optimistic about her recovery, but she’s still being treated, and that will be true for some time.

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