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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.

Our reach

Four billion people see AP journalism every day.

Our footprint

Journalists in nearly 100 countries and in all 50 U.S. states

Our values

Accurate, fact-based, nonpartisan reporting.

The Associated Press

What we do

As a global news agency, our primary goal is delivering the news, technology and services our customers rely on. We serve thousands of customers, from broadcasters to brands.

Our story

For 177 years, we have been breaking news and covering the world’s biggest stories, always committed to the highest standards of accurate, unbiased 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 with artificial intelligence today, we are always innovating to provide fast and factual news and information.

Who we are

Our people

We are a proudly independent group of journalists and business innovators, guided by a leadership team devoted to shaping the future of journalism. Every day, our people work toward our mission of advancing the power of facts.

Our causes

We have been leading the media industry since our founding in 1846, championing journalism across the globe. We are fierce advocates of press freedom, journalist safety and intellectual property protection. In 2005, we established the AP Emergency Relief Fund to help our colleagues around the world when they are affected by conflict and disaster.

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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