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News Values and Principles

We are The Associated Press. We have a long-standing role setting the industry standard for ethics in journalism. It is our job — more than ever before — to report the news accurately and honestly.

Introduction

For more than 170 years, the people of The Associated Press have had the privilege of bringing news and information to the world.

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Telling the story

Journalists at The Associated Press utilize a set of standards and practices that safeguards AP stories from bias and inaccuracies.

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Conflicts of interest

We avoid behavior or activities that create as a conflict of interest that compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action.

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