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AP video recognized for excellence in breaking news

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press has been nominated for three Royal Television Society awards, including one nomination for its breaking news coverage of the Paris attacks.

“These three RTS nominations reflect some of the amazing work our teams produced covering some difficult and often dangerous stories,” Derl McCrudden, AP’s head of international video news, told staff in a note. “The Royal Television Society awards are extremely prestigious, and so even being nominated is a terrific honour.”

AP was nominated in the Breaking News, Camera Operator of the Year and Young Talent of the Year categories. You can watch the video submissions below:

AP’s nomination letter describing its response to the Paris attacks reads in part:

When the relative calm of an average Friday night out was shattered by the devastating attacks in Paris which ultimately killed 130 people, AP’s senior producer in Paris had only one message for video journalists on November 13: “Get there quick.” The area surrounding the Bataclan theater was almost immediately cordoned off, so video journalists Alex Turnbull and Milos Krivokapic had to be resourceful. Turnbull jumped a fence into a garden overlooking a canal parallel to the Bataclan, directly behind the featured band’s tour bus while Krivokapic hid in bushes facing the theater. That gave both a good vantage point to film the action; they caught the tense video of heavily-armed police moving in, dazed concert-goers fleeing with their hands over their heads and heart-rending images of the injured being carried out.

The RTS Television Journalism Awards are Feb. 17 in London.