Meet the editor

By on April 23, 2014
Ted Anthony of the Associated Press will speak at Linden Hall April 30.

Ted Anthony of the Associated Press will speak at Linden Hall April 30.

Associated Press editor-at-large Ted Anthony will be the featured speaker at Linden Hall on April 30. Anthony was recently named the Asia-Pacific news director for the news cooperative and will spend the next several years based in Thailand.

Anthony, a compelling, award-winning journalist who has reported from 20 countries and pioneered innovative cross-platform storytelling through text, photos, and video, will address Linden Hall students at a special afternoon assembly, encouraging them to pursue an “omnivorous education.”

He will also give a presentation on “A Life in Storytelling” open to the general public at 8 p.m. in the Snavely Family Theater.

Linden Hall’s 230 college-preparatory students hail from around the world and are keenly interested in learning how to shape their own stories and share the stories that affect their lives. The school’s lecture series focuses on notable individuals, like Anthony, who lead lives of significance for all humans.

At The Associated Press, Anthony has been an editor-at-large for the past two years, focused on the creation and distribution of distinctive content. He worked as a player-coach, inspiring and producing content to help the AP offer more creative and thoughtful journalism.

Anthony joined the AP in 1992 in Charleston, W.V. He has covered stories ranging from the Oklahoma City bombing to Princess Diana’s death to the Olympic Games.

He was appointed correspondent in Beijing in 2001 and was promoted to news editor the following year. In that role, he oversaw coverage of China’s generational leadership transition and its increasing economic engagement with the world. He also wrote extensively about Chinese culture and food.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Anthony spent extended periods reporting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Anthony was the founding editor in 2004 of asap, an AP department formed to produce multimedia storytelling across formats and push the skills out to AP journalists around the world.

During the 2008 presidential election, he co-wrote and led a yearlong multimedia effort to chronicle the intersection of politics and American culture.

He was appointed assistant managing editor and helped launch the Nerve Center in 2010 at AP headquarters, designed to administer the global news report, integrate customer and audience priorities into news gathering, and develop digital products and user-engagement techniques.

Anthony, a Penn State University graduate, began his career at The Patriot-News in Harrisburg. He is also author of the 2007 book, “Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song,” based on his story that was part of a package that won the 2001 National Headliner Award for feature writing.

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