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New AP series takes pulse of disrupted electorate

, by Patrick Maks

A new data-driven AP series will examine the state of the American electorate as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Honoring courage in the name of slain AP photographer

, by Patrick Maks

The 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer who was killed in 2014 reporting in Afghanistan, has been awarded to Masrat Zahra, a Kashmir-based freelance photojournalist.

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News outlets collaborate to cover COVID-19

, by Patrick Maks

The Associated Press worked with nearly two dozen Colorado news organizations to tell the story of the state’s battle against the coronavirus using AP StoryShare, a tool that allows newsrooms to share content and coverage plans. 

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Comprehensive coverage of COVID-19

, by Patrick Maks

From Italy to Spain and New York to New Orleans, AP journalists around the world are working tirelessly to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic in all formats.

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A note about virus numbers

, by John Daniszewski

Numbers have been key to reporting on the current coronavirus health crisis. Data on the geographic spread and the acceleration or deacceleration of the contagion have been the foundation for understanding the battle. National and global metrics on cases, deaths and recovery are the battlefield statistics we need to tell this story.

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