Media: Team-Based National AP Coverage
Used to be that you could look for pretty much one byline if you wanted to follow AP's national education coverage. Feller, Sack, Toppo, Quaid -- I'm sure I'm missing a few. But that all seems to be gone now. Quaid is gone (or soon will be) on maternity leave (congrats and best wishes, Libby!). National education stories are getting posted by all sorts of different reporters in all different parts of the country - not all of them fulltime education reporters. Ray Allen wrote this one about Central Falls, for example. It's a similar approach being used by AP on other beats as well. The team effort is coordinated under one editor (in Seattle, I think) and sent out via this group Twitter list Dorie Turner set up.