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Advancing the power of facts

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business.

Audience reach

More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.

Depth of expertise

Two-thirds of our staffers are journalists.

Global coverage

Our teams operate in 250 locations worldwide.

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What we do

We work with companies across all industries to provide engaging stories that resonate with their target audiences and customers.

Our story

For 170 years, we have been breaking news and covering the world’s biggest stories, always committed to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism. We were founded as an independent news cooperative, whose members are U.S. newspapers and broadcasters, steadfast in our mission to inform the world. From delivering the news via pony express in 1846 to working in virtual reality today, we are always innovating. 

Who we are

Our people

We are a proudly independent group of media professionals and business innovators, guided by a leadership team devoted to shaping the future of journalism. Every day, our people work toward our mission of informing the world.

Our causes

We have been leading the media industry ever since our founding in 1846, championing journalism across the globe. In 2005, we established the AP Emergency Relief Fund to help our colleagues around the world when they are affected by conflict and disaster. The money we've raised has rebuilt their homes, replaced their destroyed belongings and moved their families to safe houses.

Our achievements

Our year

Read about our achievements over the last year in our 2022 Annual Report. Our chair and CEO provide a look into our business position and break down key figures about our reach, output and finances.

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