AP’s Top Editor: Facts Can be Powerful

From an AP internal memo headlined “AP’s top editor: ‘Facts can be powerful”:

During a panel at the Collision Conference in Toronto, Canada, Executive Editor Julie Pace explained AP’s role in delivering the truth in a polarized media environment.

“Our approach has been two-fold,” Pace stated when asked how AP covers stories of divided attention such as the Jan. 6 committee hearings. “One, is that we try not to get obsessed with that question of ‘is this breaking through, is it getting in front of people?’’’ Instead, Pace explained, AP aims to focus on “creating a historical record.”