New AP chief stresses news, business cooperation

From The Seattle Times:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gary Pruitt, the new president and CEO of The Associated Press, pledged Thursday to continue close cooperation with member news organizations on news collection, open government efforts and generating online advertising revenues.


Pruitt was a First Amendment lawyer before joining The McClatchy Co. as general counsel in 1984 and rising to the position of chairman by 2001. He recalled “lots of fights” over access to public records and court hearings, defending libel lawsuits and quashing subpoenas. … Pruitt said he looked forward to continuing a strong working relationship with member organizations.