John Daniszewski

Vice President for International News - The Associated Press

Daniszewski became AP’s vice president for international news in 2009 after three decades as a reporter, editor and correspondent. He has been on assignments in more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. At AP, Daniszewski is a senior member of the news management team ensuring integrated work across all media formats. He is responsible for AP’s overall text news coverage worldwide outside the United States, generated by more than 500 staff in 110 bureaus.

His accomplishments include reorganising the structure of international news-gathering to replace the central news-editing hub in New York with five regional editing centres outside the US, with the aim of increased efficiency and closer relations between editors and news producers. He also negotiated the 2012 opening of AP’s bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea. He spearheaded a media industry initiative last year that resulted in a new set of safety standards for freelance journalists and news organisations that was adopted by more than 60 organisations worldwide.

In 1993, be became AP’s bureau chief in Johannesburg, South Africa. He led the AP’s coverage of the election of President Nelson Mandela and the end of Apartheid before leaving in 1996 to work for the Los Angeles Times. He returned to AP as an international editor in 2006 and was named managing editor the following year.

Daniszewski is a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. He is also a member of the North American Committee of the International Press Institute and the Board of Governors of the Overseas Press Club Foundation. 

He will be speaking during Session 5 entitled "Business Unusal".