Behind the News

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How we work with foundations

, by Lauren Easton

AP works with foundations and nonprofits to augment our journalism and help us tell stories we might otherwise not be able to tell.

Director of News Partnerships Lisa Gibbs explains how this outside support underpins AP’s mission of providing factual, unbiased journalism to the world.

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Celebrating courage in the name of fallen AP photographer

, by Patrick Maks

The 2021 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 Fatima Shbair, a Palestinian freelance photojournalist based in Gaza City.

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Global attention for Kabul photo

, by Lauren Easton

As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan over the weekend, an AP photo of a U.S. Chinook helicopter flying over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday was featured on numerous front pages around the world.

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Covering the Olympics during a pandemic

, by Patrick Maks

AP Deputy Sports Editor Howie Rumberg, in Tokyo for the Summer Games, describes what it’s been like to cover the Olympics in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A kiss for the ages

, by Patrick Maks

Nearly a year after taking the Pulitzer-winning picture, AP photographer Emilio Morenatti reconnected with the elderly couple whom he photographed kissing through a plastic sheet during the global pandemic, recounting what he felt at the time.

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