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Special Citation: Dozens contribute to wide-ranging coverage of Trump hush money trial

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower, Friday, May 31, 2024, in New York. A day after a New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony charges, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee addressed the conviction and likely attempt to cast his campaign in a new light. AP PHOTO / JULIA NIKHINSON

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At the AP, we’re fond of saying “it takes a village.”

There’s no story in recent memory where that rings truer than that of former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial.

From Washington and New York video journalists, photographers and text reporters photographers and text reporters to the output desks, editing desks and live desks in London and Washington, from editors throughout the AP helping steer the coverage to standards editors weighing issues in real time, from the digital team’s live blogging to pushes and promotions, indeed, it took a vast swath of the AP village to craft compelling, digital friendly coverage day after day and week after week.

The seven-week trial that captivated our B-to-B and B-to-C audiences was capped by a rare flash alert: Former President Donald Trump is convicted of all 34 counts in his New York hush money trial.

The AP’s coverage was well-planned and perfectly executed throughout and allowed us to deliver first-class coverage to our customers and our readers.

For an immense effort that required hands on from across the AP, the Best of AP judges award a special citation to the team that covered Trump’s hush money trial.

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