Best of the Week


Urgent, vigilant coverage of Thailand’s worst mass shooting


AP Bangkok team of Grant Peck, reporter; Tassanee Vejpongsa, video journalist; Sakchai Lalit, photographer; Preeyapa Khunsong, freelance producer; Sinthana “Boat” Kosolpradit, freelance cameraman; Gemunu Amarasinghe, photographer; Sompong Saisomboon, freelance cameraman; and Delhi correespondent Emily Schmall, for quick response and resourceful coverage during and after a protracted mass shooting – Thailand’s worst-ever – that left 29 people and the gunman dead. AP’s first story was filed five minutes after the alert hit the wire, and we had the first agency-produced video from the scene, in a coordinated effort by all formats as the gunman held of police for some 16 hours.

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A woman reacts to seeing her relative receiving emergency care in a hospital following a weekend mass shooting in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Feb. 9, 2020. – AP Photo / Gemunu Amarasinghe
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