Jintamas Saksornchai, Tian Macleod Ji, Jerry Harmer, Grant Peck, Penny Yi Wang, Annika Wolters, Sakchai Lalitkanjanakul and Adam Schreck in Thailand quickly reacted to unconfirmed posts on social media that a shooter opened fire in a major Bangkok shopping mall — a rare occurrence in tourist-dependent Thailand. All formats were quick to file and update as the story unfolded, with live video of the shopping mall and multiple edits moving well ahead of the competition.

The coordination across formats and the all-hands effort in Bangkok resulted in fast, comprehensive reporting across text, video and photo. Within the initial few hours, the AP had shared the moments inside the mall when the shooting occurred, reactions from witnesses, gathering information from all angles.