Tom Kent

Deputy managing editor and standards editor of The Associated Press

He is responsible for editorial standards across the AP, oversees several online and mobile services and has played a major role in the coordination of AP operations across platforms -- text, photos, graphics, and broadcast. He designed AP 's new multimedia headquarters in New York and lectures internationally on newsroom organization and management. He is also the interim leader of the AP News Center, which oversees AP's minute-to-minute operations on all platforms. He served with the AP as correspondent in Sydney, Australia; correspondent for NATO and the European Union in Brussels; correspondent and bureau chief in Moscow; chief of AP operations in Iran during the Iranian revolution; deputy news editor and news editor of AP's World Service Division in New York; and international editor of the AP. He has served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in international reporting, and has been a board member of the Overseas Press Club of New York. 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 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 1996, and since 2001 at the Harriman Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.