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Facts Founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the backbone of the world's information system serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers with coverage in all media and news in all formats. It is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people a day.
AP's mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed. AP operates as a not-for-profit cooperative with 3,700 employees working in more than 240 worldwide bureaus.
AP supplies a steady stream of news around the clock to its domestic members, international subscribers and commercial customers. It has the industry's most sophisticated digital photo network, a 24-hour continuously updated online news service, a state-of-the-art television news service and one of the largest radio networks in the United States. It also has a commercial digital photo archive, a photo library housing more than 10 million images and provides advertising management services.
The Associated Press has received 47 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the categories for which it can compete. It has 28 photo Pulitzers, the most of any news organization.
Figures 242 total bureaus worldwide
1,700 U.S. daily, weekly, non-English and college newspapers
5,000 radio/TV outlets taking AP
1000 AP Radio Network affiliates taking AP Network News
55 taking AP All News Radio, AP's 24-hour news radio network.
330 International broadcasters who receive AP's global video news service, APTN, and SNTV, a sports joint venture video service.
8,500 International subscribers who receive AP news and photos
121 number of countries served by AP
5 languages, including English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish. The report is translated into many more languages by international subscribers.
3,700 AP editorial, communications and administrative employees worldwide
The AP news report is:
24 hours a day
7 days a week
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