Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Unparalleled coverage of a devastating fire in India

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A fire engine at the site of a deadly fire in a makeshift factory in central New Delhi, India, Dec. 8, 2019. – AP Photo / Manish Swarup

New Delhi reporters Ashok Sharma and Sheikh Saaliq, video journalist Rishi Lekhi, photographer Manish Swarup and correspondent Emily Schmall produced quick and commanding coverage of India’s worst fires in decades, where dozens of workers were trapped in a makeshift factory with little ventilation and only one way out. The team’s work beat not only international news organizations but also many local media, and included a detailed portrait of the tragedy, and the only agency live video coverage.

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