Meldrum appointed APs assistant Africa editor

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 0 Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) – Andrew Meldrum, a longtime editor and foreign correspondent with extensive experience in Africa, has been appointed assistant Africa editor for The Associated Press.Andrew Selsky, the AP’s Africa editor, announced the job Friday. The 60-year-old Meldrum will be based at AP’s Africa regional headquarters in Johannesburg, where he will oversee desk operations and report to Selsky in helping direct news coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. Top Stories “Meldrum brings a lot to this role: rich experience in editing and reporting stories from many countries in Africa, historical knowledge and vision on how to emphasize key developments in a dynamic region encompassing 45 countries,” Selsky said.Meldrum was most recently deputy managing editor of GlobalPost, a U.S.-based online news site, where he commissioned and edited articles and special projects on Africa. Before becoming a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2007, Meldrum was the southern Africa correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of London. Earlier, he was the Zimbabwe correspondent for The Economist and a deputy bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, responsible for coverage of southern Africa.A native of Hudson, Ohio, Meldrum holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.He succeeds Krista Larson, who earlier this year became a correspondent for AP in Dakar, Senegal, covering West Africa.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img The vital role family plays in society Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more