Topic: “State news”

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A closer look at 'Trump Country'

, by Lauren Easton

A team of AP journalists is returning to communities that flipped from blue to red in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to see if President Donald Trump is doing what they had hoped.

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Reporters reveal patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers

, by Lauren Easton

A staff memo by Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski detailed how a 50-state investigation on inmates sentenced as juveniles to life without parole broke through an especially busy White House news cycle to provide “an important public service”:

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How to quantify gerrymandering? Reporters find a way

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski recounted how a team of AP journalists was able to measure the impact of gerrymandering, the drawing of legislative districts for one party’s benefit, in a “unique and accessible” — and unprecedented — way:

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Digital storytelling takes readers inside death chamber

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Deep South News Editor Jim Van Anglen recounted how a reporter worked with an interactive editor and producer to go beyond traditional coverage of executions in the U.S., taking people inside Georgia’s execution chamber to hear the inmates’ last words:

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Reporter persists through legal labyrinth to produce ‘affluenza’ family portrait

, by Paul Colford

A staff memo by Vice President-U.S. News Brian Carovillano describes the obstacles that an investigative reporter overcame to produce “a document-driven, explanatory piece that added key context to a story that had been a focus of saturation coverage”:

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