🠈 Associated Press 🠊
The Associated Press is a business cooperative which runs news desks around the world on the behalf of member newspapers.
The organization produces news stories which are then reprinted by member newspapers around the world. The AP also publishes APNews which has news stories from around the world.
The AP has a history of conducting exit surveys after major elections in the US and abroad.
I wrote a blog post critical of the idea that the Associated Press should be seen as the definitive tool for calling US elections as was espoused by Google and Youtube:
The Associated Press Time Line
I drew the base for the timeline from Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia Britannica1,2.
- 1846: Major papers in New York formed a cooperative to share the costs of reporting for the Mexican American War. The costs included a telegraphic relay.
- 1856: The cooperative took the name New York Associated Press NYAP.
- 1862: Midwestern newspapers broke away from the NYAP over pricing complaints.
- 1867: Marx published Das Kapital which introduces the idea that news could be reduced to and traded as a commodity.
- 1876: Mark Kellogg perished during the Battle of the Little Bighorn becoming the first AP Reporter to die reporting the news.
- 1892: Victor Lawson, of the Chicago Daily News showed that the NYAP was engaged in secret deals with the United Press. This discredited the NYAP. The Midwestern AP organized as The Associated Press based in Chicago.
- 1900: The Illinois Supreme Court declared the AP to be a public utility and the AP returned to New York which gave it favorable treatment.
- 1941: AP acquired the Wide World News Photo Service from the The New York Times.
- 1945: The AP was found to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
- 1974: AP launched the Associated Press Radio Network in Washington, D.C.
- 1994: AP launched a global video news gathering agency called APTV with headquarters in London.
- 2006: AP joined Youtube.
- 2018: AP created a system called Votecast to replace exit polls for elections.
- Wikipedia - The Associated Press (Drawn 11/16/2020)
- Encyclopedia Britannica - Associated Press (Drawn 11/16/2020)
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