Reporter Danica Coto, based in San Juan, has been covering the hurricane since before it made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. In the days since, she has been joined on the island by AP reporters, photographers and video journalists as they document the widespread destruction and the recovery efforts underway.
“Great journalism shines a spotlight on events of real significance and makes the world take notice and act. That’s what the AP team in Puerto Rico is doing through their heart-wrenching words and images,” said Paul Haven, news director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Despite logistical challenges, AP has had continuous coverage in all
formats before, during and after Maria hit.
Journalists have been filing from satellite phones while outside San
Juan, and from a press center that’s been set up in the capital.
AP journalists in Florida, New York and Washington are also contributing to the coverage.
“With Danica on the ground in San Juan, we’ve been able to cover this story without interruption since before Maria hit,” said David Scott, deputy managing editor for operations. “It speaks to the value of AP’s global footprint, because getting additional staff in Puerto Rico has been a challenge. But we’ve done it, and we’ll keep doing it, because of AP’s commitment to telling this story.”
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