Who Will Fill Lou’s Shoes as AP Prez?

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By: Lucia Moses

Speculation about who will next lead The Associated Press grew last week after CEO and President Louis D. Boccardi said he would retire later this year and then his presumed successor took himself out of the running for the top spot. Senior Vice President Jonathan P. Wolman surprised many by saying he wanted to stay on the news side.

Boccardi brought the news cooperative into the Internet Age, updated its technology, and expanded its revenue sources. Word of his retirement comes as the AP prepares for coverage of a possible war in Iraq and for a likely move of its New York headquarters.

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