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AP admits mishandling Emily Wilder's firing, vows to protect staff from online attacks

Senior managers at the Associated Press admitted during a staff meeting on Wednesday that they mishandled the dismissal of Emily Wilder, though management maintained the news associate's termination was "the right decision," the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: The firing of the junior staffer sparked widespread backlash and a broader conversation about media companies' social media policies and the responsibility of outlets to protect their reporters from internet trolls.

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