AP’s global network of journalists in the field deliver content across an extensive range of subjects. Be it a political event or local sports game, our journalists are there to report all the world’s stories, wherever they are, whatever your audience’s interests may be.
263 locations worldwide; 106 countries
1.7 million Video clips in archive
Publishes in English, Spanish, Arabic
The Associated Press was formed in May 1846 by five daily newspapers in New York City to share the cost of transmitting news of the Mexican–American War. The venture was organized The Sun and then joined by the New York Herald, the New York Courier and Enquirer, The Journal of Commerce, and the New York Evening Express.
In 1935, AP launched the Wirephoto network, which allowed transmission of news photographs over leased private telephone lines on the day they were taken. AP entered the broadcast field in 1941 when it began distributing news to radio stations; it created its own radio network in 1974. In 1994, it established APTV, a global video newsgathering agency.