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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 170 years, the people of The Associated Press have had the privilege of bringing news and information 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

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.