News agency AFP has announced a reorganisation of their news management – ‘to strengthen coordination between its editorial departments and to create a truly multimedia team at the head of the agency’.
The photo team updates are – Juliette Hollier-Larousse, the agency’s video director, and Eric Baradat, until recently the North America photo chief, become deputy news directors. They will serve as the heads of their respective services with responsibility for strategic planning.
AFP say: “The creation of this new global news management structure will greatly strengthen synergies between the agency’s editorial departments”. “Bringing together the service heads within one senior management team will enhance AFP’s capacity to offer integrated, multimedia production in its coverage of world events”.
‘The creation of the position of standards and ethics editor “shows AFP’s commitment to maintaining the highest editorial standards in an increasingly complex media landscape”.