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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.


For more than a century and a half, men and women of The Associated Press have had the privilege of bringing truth to the world.


Telling the story

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


Conflicts of interest

AP employees must avoid behavior or activities - political, social or financial - that create a conflict of interest or compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action.