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Lou Ferrara

The Associated Press
Vice President & Managing Editor
Lou Ferrera, a vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press, oversees a newsroom portfolio that includes coverage of sports, entertainment and business news, plus social media, digital news products and major events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Since joining the AP in 2005, Lou has been innovative and instrumental in the AP’s digital shift for newsgathering in the field and in the delivery of content on multiple platforms.

Lou previously worked at The New York Times-owned groundbreaking newspaper in Sarasota, FL, where he served as a police and courts reporter and city editor before becoming general manager of the paper’s 24-hour cable news station and award-winning Web operations. Lou is one of the key contacts in the AP newsroom between editorial and the business and sales operations. He is regularly involved in the innovation of new products and ensuring church-and-state journalistic issues are addressed properly. Lou also serves as one of the top editorial liaisons with AP’s top and new customers, and represents AP regularly with organizations such as the IOC and FIFA. He is on the board of the News Media Coalition, a consortium of news agencies that battles for press access at sporting events worldwide. He was recently named to the advisory board of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland, from which he holds a degree in journalism. http://about.poynter.org/about-us/our-people/lou-ferrara