Nicolas B Tatro

Adjunct • Journalism

Communication • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Journalism, media, international politics, foreign correspondent, multimedia, Middle East, newspaper, investigative reporting

Education

Stetson University, 1964-66

University of Florida, 1966-68, B.Sc. Journalism

University of Michigan, 1990-91, journalism fellowship

Biography

 

Veteran journalist with more than four decades of experience as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and manager at The Associated Press. Led coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon, the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 1987-88,  the U.S. landing in Somalia 1993 and the Islamic revolution in Iran 1979. As deputy International Editor from 1999 to 2009, oversaw correspondents in the field and a team of journalists editing international stories for American newspapers and online, including major breaking news from Iraq and Afghanistan.  As a manager, pioneered multi-format coverage that added television to AP’s toolkit and trained staff in Bangkok, Mexico City, London and Cuba as part of a regionalization initiative, 2009.  New York City News Editor 2010. Retired

Awards

1982 AP Top Performance Award for the war in Lebanon

1988 AP Excellence Award for coverage in Israel

Affiliations

Overseas Press Club

Member of the Board 2005

Foreign Press Association, Israel

Chairman, 1995-1999

Foreign Press Association, Cairo

Grants and Contracts Awarded

International Center for Journalists, teaching fellowship Kuwait News Agency, 1991

TatroContact Information

(904) 620-2650

nick.tatro@unf.edu