(AP) President George W. Bush will be the featured speaker April 21 at the annual luncheon of The Associated Press before an audience of some 1,000 publishers and news executives.
The president is expected to address political and economic issues, as well as the U.S. involvement in Iraq.
The luncheon, held this year in Washington, follows the AP annual meeting of members, a gathering that highlights AP services as well as news coverage provided in audio, video, text, photos and graphic formats.
Others who will speak at the AP events include Burl Osborne, publisher emeritus of The Dallas Morning News and chairman of the AP board of directors, and Tom Curley, AP president and CEO.
The AP meeting and luncheon are on the opening day of the Newspaper Association of America’s April 21-23 annual convention, and coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.