Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, presented the 35th Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture on Dec. 1, 2016. Carroll is the top news executive of the world’s largest independent news agency, a role she has held since 2002. She is responsible for news content in all formats from the journalists based in more than 260 bureaus and 110 countries. As an industry leader, she has worked on government challenges to press freedom and on vital security issues for journalists in war zones and other hostile environments.
The annual lecture honors an American overseas correspondent or commentator on foreign affairs.