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The Associated Press is an independent, non-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Our teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. We provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.


Audience reach

More than half the world’s population sees our content every day.

Depth of expertise

Two-thirds of our staffers are journalists.

Global coverage

Our teams operate in 263 locations worldwide.

The Associated Press

What we do

We work with companies across all industries to provide engaging stories that resonate with their target audiences and customers. More than 15,000 news outlets and a range of businesses worldwide connect with their audiences using our multiformat content

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 and remain owned by our U.S. newspaper and broadcast members, 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 2015 Annual Report. Our chairman and CEO provide a look into our current business position and break down key figures about our reach, output and finances.

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