Australian Associated Press

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Australian Associated Press
Privately held
Industry News agency
Founded 1935; 83 years ago (1935)
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people
Bruce Davidson, CEO
Tony Gillies, Editor-in-chief
Owner News Corp Australia 45%
Fairfax Media 47%
Seven West Media 8%

Australian Associated Press (AAP) is an Australian news agency. The organisation was established in 1935 by Keith Murdoch.[1]

AAP employs more than 175 journalists who work in bureaus in all Australian states and territories. Its NZ Newswire division includes reporters in Auckland and Wellington. It also maintains correspondents in Port Moresby, London, Jakarta and Los Angeles as well as using a network of contributors from the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. AAP's domestic news coverage is complemented by alliances with the major international news agencies.

AAP is owned by three Australian news organisations – News Corp Australia, Fairfax, and Seven West Media. Fairfax owns 47%, News owns 45%, and Seven West 8%.[2] Together these companies produce the vast majority of Australian newspapers.

AAP's main focus is on breaking news, but it also distributes 'soft' news, colour stories, feature stories, opinion, filler material and photographs.

The editor-in-chief is Tony Gillies.

In the 1990s, AAP's telecommunications division was spun off as a telco, AAPT, and sold to Telecom New Zealand in 2000. It was sold again to TPG Telecom in 2013.

See also


  1. ^ The Story of AAP: Breaking News in Australia since 1935
  2. ^ Australian Associated Press Pty Limited's Submission to the Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Australian Associated Press
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority

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