The Associated Press is developing four regional teams devoted to investigative reporting, according to a memo obtained by Editor & Publisher.
The note, from AP senior managing editor Mike Oreskes, brands the development of the news teams as a re-commitment to developing “ground-breaking, exclusive journalism that is important to millions.”
The AP plans to equip each squad with the know-how to conduct computer-assisted reporting, work with Flash, and of course do “good old-fashioned source reporting.”
The idea, said Oreskes, is to supplement stories with heavy-duty research and digital media.
It’s still unclear who’s going to helm these special reporting units. Oreskes said the new teams would begin their work “in the coming weeks.”
You can read the full memo here.