Topic: “Behind the news”

Posted in Behind the News

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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Why we’re no longer naming suspects in minor crime stories

, by John Daniszewski

AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories, which we sometimes cover and pick up from member news organizations as one-off briefs because they are “odd” and of interest to our customers.

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‘Our safe place’: News director recounts former Gaza bureau in interview

, by Lauren Easton

AP’s news director for Israel, Palestine and Jordan, Joe Federman, joined Israel’s Channel 12 foreign affairs program “World Order” on Saturday to discuss the destruction of AP’s bureau in Gaza.

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