Behind the News

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‘Incredibly fast’ coverage of Germany mass shooting

, by Patrick Maks

When news of a mass shooting in Hanau, Germany, broke on Wednesday night, AP sprung into action to deliver fast all-formats coverage of the attack that left nine people dead.

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AP first and fast on Soleimani strike

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how sourcing and teamwork allowed AP to dominate on the news of a U.S. drone strike killing Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, nudging the U.S. and Iran closer to the brink of war:

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In a ‘flash’: Alerting news of the president’s impeachment

, by John Daniszewski

At 8:34 p.m. ET on Wednesday, AP pushed out the news, “President Donald Trump impeached by US House of Representatives.”

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Honoring 2 fallen AP journalists

, by Patrick Maks

The Associated Press honored on Wednesday two journalists who died because of their work for AP.

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The power of journalism in clergy abuse crisis

, by Patrick Maks

The Catholic Church’s efforts to reckon with clergy sex abuse were examined during an AP panel discussion on Tuesday at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York.

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