Samantha Shotzbarger is a digital storytelling producer on The Associated Press’s Top Stories hub. She has spent her career pursuing captivating ways to tell stories across multimedia formats. Previously, Shotzbarger helped launch AP’s Fact Checking desk and has worked on regional desks producing and experimenting with digital storytelling methods.
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Lives LostMay 6, 2021 by Peter Prengaman, Raghuram Vadarevu, David Goldman, Matt Sedensky, Samy Magdy, Danica Kirka, Samantha Shotzbarger, Michael Casey, Courtney Bonnell, Lisa Leff, Peter Hamlin, Nat Castañeda, Dario Lopez-Mills
Through the stories of 60 ordinary people across 20 countries, “Lives Lost” captures the scale of the covid-19 crisis, the impact of each death on those left behind, and how trauma has been playing out across communities, countries, and cultures. The judges described "Lives Lost” as an “astonishingly powerful,” “multi-layered” package that “reveals the devastating, global-scale loss that the virus has had on humanity.” The judges also commended AP for its “tremendous institutional commitment” to a “beautiful project of human portraits despite the onslaught of daily news." Originally published by the Associated Press on September 30, 2020.
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