Australian Associated Press is to relaunch news agency operations on August 1st following a successful sale to a philanthropic consortium.
The new chief executive, Emma Cowdroy, who is a Director of our organisation, the News Media Coalition, said the sale has ensured the AAP newswire, “a little known national treasure, will continue to deliver news content for all Australians”.
Emma Cowdroy said: “As CEO, my vision is for AAP to continue to be the best place for good journalists to write and publish news that matters to Australia, and the world,” she said. “We are fortunate to have Australian backers who truly believe in the value of independent journalism, its role in civil society and the impactful role that AAP can have in telling the stories of all Australians. AAP is essential democratic infrastructure.”
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