International and national news stories by The Associated Press (AP)

STL.News – News stories by The Associated Press a.k.a. AP is an American based multi-national non-profit news agency.  Located in New York City, AP operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association.  AP was founded on May 22, 1846.

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The Associated Press is owned by AP’s contributing newspapers, radio stations and TV stations located throughout the US.

Most of employees of AP are union members and are represented by The Newspaper Guild.  The Newspaper Guild operates under the AFL-CIO.

Content from the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, 5,000 TV stations and radio stations.  It had revenues that exceeded $568 million in 2015 employing more than 3200 people worldwide.

AP’s photo library consists of more than 10 million images/pictures making it one of the largest, if not the largest, image library in the industry.

The Associated Press (AP) has operations 243 news bureaus in 120 countries.

Additionally, AP operates the AP Radio Network providing newscast twice each hour for broadcast, satellite radio and television stations.

History of The Associated Press

The founding newspapers/members were:

  1. Moses Yale Beach (1800-1868) Organizer
  2. New York Herald
  3. New York Courier and Enquirer
  4. The Journal of Commerce
  5. New York Evening Express

The New York Times became a member in 1851.  The Associated Press was originally known as New York Associated Press (NYAP).

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in 1900 that The Associated Press was a “public utility”, which resulted in the AP moving from the midwest (Chicago) to NYC because New York laws were more favorable for cooperatives.

The Supreme Court of the US held in Associated Press v. United States in 1945 that the Associated Press was violating the Sherman Antitrust Act preventing members from selling news content to non-member media companies and making it difficult for non-member newspapers to join the Associated Press.  This court ruling helped to stimulate the growth of the United Press International, which was managed by Hugh Baillie (1935 to 1955).

Key Persons:

  • Steven R. Swartz, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Contact Information:

Associated Press (AP)

200 Liberty Street

New York, New York 10281

Phone: (877) 836-9477

Website: https://www.ap.org

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For more information about the Associated Press visit http://www.ap.org or Wikipedia.

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