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The 20-year anniversary of the Sydney Olympics
Australia's 85-year-old newswire, AAP, has launched a crowdfunding campaign as part of its new not-for-profit model.
Following in the footsteps of 20 newsmen, Jonty Low is breaking new ground as chair of the Australian Associated Press board.
The sale of Australian Associated Press to a consortium of impact investors and philanthropists has been formally completed today, ending 85 years of ownership by Australia’s major publishing groups.
Out and about and talking to journos past and present, the conversation most often goes like this: ‘I got my start at AAP… ’ or ‘I have fond memories of my time working on the wire’.
For the past 85 years, the AAP newswire has been at the centre of nearly all newsrooms in this country, helping publishers fill column inches in their paper and helping broadcasters pump out their bulletins.