THE ASSOCIATED PRESS is hiring 21 new employees for positions in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Excited? There's a catch: the newbies are on the celebrity beat.
In defending the well-respected wire service's foray into the world of celebrity gossip, one executive said, "The entertainment vertical is not about gossip, unnamed sources and innuendo or about “peephole” journalism with AP photographers becoming paparazzi. It’s about recognizing an opportunity to use our journalistic talent and unmatched network of resources to produce high quality, multimedia coverage in an area of growing interest."
Do we really need more celebrity gossip?
Do people want more celebrity info or is this the Associated Press looking to make money?
11 months ago