NABJ Congratulates AP’s Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON, DC (October 14,
Associated Press has announced a promotion for NABJ member Nekesa Mumbi Moody,
who has been the AP's music writer and editor for the past decade.
will retain her title, but will take an expanded role in shaping the wire
service's global music report. She will manage a team of writers and producers
as the AP further develops and expands its music coverage across platforms.
statement released by the AP, the company says Moody "has made the AP
a leader in music news, from key features to reviews to breaking exclusives.
She has directed coverage of events ranging from the Grammys to the
entertainment at the Super Bowl, and was a lead writer in the coverage of
Michael Jackson's death."
is a graduate of Barnard College and has been with the AP since the start
of her professional journalism career. She began as an intern in Albany, New
York, and was a newsperson in that bureau for six years, covering state news,
government, sports and entertainment. She became an editor on the then-general
desk in 1998, and also continued to cover entertainment for the AP.
is also one of 28 fellows who will participate in the the USC Annenberg/Getty
Arts Journalism Program's Engine
a "pop-up" arts journalism lab being held in Los Angeles from
November 4 to November 13. According to a release from the program, Moody and
the other fellows will work collaboratively on six experimental journalism
projects that were competitively chosen and focused on art
criticism, audience engagement, investigative cultural reporting, innovative
technology and new forms of storytelling. More information is available here.