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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.
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.
Like most reboots, that of Australian Associated Press started with a shock. But almost five months after news broke that the respected national wire service was to be unplugged, the reset button is due to be pressed within the next week. On March...
We look back at five aspects of Sydney 2000 that thrilled Aussies and were diligently covered by AAP photographers and our partners agencies.