Roseburg shooting, stories

Gosia Wozniacka AP STORIES

During the week in Roseburg, I was part of an AP team that included several reporters, video shooters and photographers. Covering a mass shooting is easier when you’re part of a great team of journalists. We produced multiple stories, too many to list, but here are a few I worked on that stood out. Our dramatic narrative retelling of the …

Roseburg mass shooting

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS, AP STORIES, Reflections

Events like the Roseburg UCC college shooting are always difficult to cover. As a reporter, you work like a machine, 12 hour days on auto-pilot, and your emotions and exhaustion only catch up with you later. What’s most difficult is having to approach families whose world just collapsed. How to journalistically cover a tragedy like a mass shooting and still …

Adoptee U.S. citizenship

Gosia Wozniacka AP PHOTOS, AP STORIES

I learned about Adam and his story from a source in the Korean-American community. Interviewing Adam took six hours, and was emotionally wrenching. He is an intelligent, eloquent man who has faced big hurdles. He has many wounds and a lot of hurt, and yet he’s also trying to re-imagine his life. Adam’s story opened to me a world I knew little …

AP STORY: murder-suicide or international intrigue

Gosia Wozniacka AP STORIES

At the end of March, a reporter from Indian-controlled Kashmir (now a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley) contacted me in Fresno, where I am based with the AP. He told me that he was working on a story about a former Indian army officer accused of torture and killings in Kashmir who happened to live in Selma, …