The Associated Press and Graphiq Inc. have announced an agreement to increase the amount and variety of interactive content that the AP provides to its news subscribers.
AP delivers news from around the world across all media platforms to thousands of customers. Graphiq, the leading provider of Web interactives, draws upon more than 30,000 authoritative data sources to make up an on-demand library of 10 billion assets.
These data visualizations will be available to AP subscribers to provide deeper analysis for their online readership. AP will also include Graphiq's content within top news stories.
The initiative is in response to growing interest from AP’s member news organizations in publishing interactive charts and graphs to enhance statistics focused on business, sports and entertainment-related stories.
There will be a seven-week beta period beginning in October and refinements to the joint effort will be made based on customer feedback.
"Our collaboration with AP marks a significant milestone in our efforts to help the world's leading journalists tell the news,” said Alex Rosenberg, vice president of distribution at Graphiq. "Our mission is to deliver knowledge, so we're thrilled to bring our massive library of data visualizations to AP's customers."
Sarah Nordgren, AP director of content development, said: “AP is dedicated to delivering the best and most informative news service to its broad membership throughout the world and this new collaboration reflects that commitment."