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‘Inspired’ journalism amid coronavirus lockdown

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how AP journalists in Rome and Milan continue to overcome major personal and professional challenges to produce compelling and competitive journalism during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown:

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Counting votes, declaring winners amid global pandemic

, by Lauren Easton

Every major election night at The Associated Press requires staff from across the news cooperative to come together to tell the story of who won, and why. Three U.S. states plan to move ahead today with presidential primary elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and that means there will be votes to count and races to call.

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How AP calls a race at poll close

, by Lauren Easton

On Super Tuesday, AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner in California as soon as polls closed at 8 p.m. PT— one of four such race calls made that night as polls closed in a state.

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Stellar night for AP race calling

, by Lauren Easton

A night of fast and accurate race calls by The Associated Press on Super Tuesday culminated as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. PT, when AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner of the night’s biggest prize.

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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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