Thomas Kent

  • Standards Editor / Deputy Managing Editor
  • Associated Press

Kent is responsible for fairness and accuracy standards at the AP. He leads ONA's "Create Your Own Ethics Code" project. Kent has been AP international editor; Moscow bureau chief; chief of AP operations in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; correspondent covering NATO and the European Union in Brussels; and reporter in Sydney, Australia and Hartford, Conn. He has served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in international reporting, and is advising the Society of Professional Journalists in its ethics work. 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. Kent has taught and advised at Columbia University's School of Journalism since 1996, and since 2001 has taught at the Harriman Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.