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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. 

Together, the news outlets published on Sunday a collection of nearly 60 stories that show how the coronavirus pandemic affected Colorado residents over a single 24-hour period.

Grocery store clerk Brittany Olander holds up her hands wrapped in latex gloves as she takes a break outside the store in which she works in Westminster, Colorado, April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The project, called “COVID Diaries Colorado,” is powered by COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative, in which AP participates.

AP StoryShare facilitated the project. Twenty-two news organizations are using the tool, which AP launched in Colorado earlier this month. Participating newsrooms can republish each other’s stories and photos with proper credit.

See a selection of stories from “COVID Diaries Colorado”:

AP StoryShare, which is supported by the Google News Initiative, debuted in New York state in January.