AP hacks win Award for cyclone coverage
The Associated Press Managing Editors Association have honoured the journalists who covered the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma with its deadline reporting award,
“Neither the danger nor the difficulty stopped [Aye Aye Win, the AP’s correspondent in Yangon] or her colleagues from telling the world what happened,” the judges said. “By phone and in person, they turned up dozens of sources who added piece after piece to build the terrible picture, a scene one U.S. meteorologist said was similar in scale to Hurricane Katrina. They even found people brave enough to criticize the government’s failure to warn people about Nargis or to help afterward.” link
The awards will be presented during the APME annual conference between Sept. 8-11 in Las Vegas.