Associated Press

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The Associated Press
Founded 1846
Headquarters New York, NY
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The Associated Press is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by its 1,500 U.S. daily newspaper members. They elect a board of directors that directs the cooperative.

On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. AP serves 1,700 newspapers and 5,000 radio and television outlets in the United States as well as newspaper, radio and television subscribers internationally.

Over the past decade, AP has also sold a selection of its text, photo, audio and video reports to commercial online operations, both closed-end desktops (the Information Services business) and open Web sites (the Digital business). From the beginning, the objective has been to extract supplemental revenue from commercial markets to subsidize more newsgathering and other services for members. This policy has been regularly reviewed and reaffirmed by AP’s Board, mostly recently in 2005.[1]


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  1. FAQs. The Associated Press.