Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent

  Nonresidential fellow
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Deputy Managing Editor and Standards Editor
  Associated Press


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Join Date: September 29, 2015


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About Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent is a media educator, researcher and consultant. He writes and speaks widely on news standards and ethics, including such new platforms as virtual reality and automated newswriting. He leads the “Build Your Own Ethics Code” project for the Online News Association. Kent has been standards editor of The Associated Press, overseeing the ethics and quality of AP news worldwide in text, photos, video and interactives. Previously, he was international editor of the AP; news editor of AP’s World Services division; bureau chief in Moscow; chief of AP operations in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; correspondent covering NATO and the European Union in Brussels; and a reporter in Sydney, Australia and Hartford, Conn. He has served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in international reporting, advised the Society of Professional Journalists in revising its ethics code and was a board member of the Organization of News Ombudsmen. He was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, holds a degree in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University and speaks Russian, French and Spanish. He has taught since 2001 at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and has taught and advised at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Thomas Kent is the deputy managing editor and standards editor for the Associated Press.

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