'We need to access new and interesting pools of readers'
Bio: Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at Capital, where he covers media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.
Matt Sullivan, Alex Koppelman, Megan Carpentier assume new roles
Hays had consolidated significant influence and authority within the newsroom.
The company will produce fewer events while making the ones they do host "more high-impact."
He has promised to recruit "talented journalists who might have previously felt unwelcome."
He previously served as an editor and writer at The Daily Beast, Yahoo, Newsweek, Slate and The New York Times.
He's a numbers-cruncher and polling whiz but isn't afraid of narrative
Move is a coup for AP, which has faced pressure from media organizations over its pricing structure.
Expect high-profile departures from the paper's media, finance, culture and politics pages.
It will be a key moment in the company's push for broader influence within the consumer media space.