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COMPANY PROFILE
The Associated Press
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PUBLICATION DATE: 11 Jul 2018
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Company Overview ........................................................................................................3
Key Facts ......................................................................................................................... 3
Business Description .....................................................................................................4
History ............................................................................................................................. 5
Key Employees ...............................................................................................................9
Key Employee Biographies .........................................................................................11
Major Products & Services ..........................................................................................17
Top Competitors ...........................................................................................................18
Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................19
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The Associated Press
Company Overview
Company Overview
COMPANY OVERVIEW
The Associated Press (TAP) is an independent, not-for-profit news gathering organization engaged in the
provision of content services. The company produces breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment,
lifestyle, business and finance news in text forms as well as offers audio news. TAP provides text, photos,
graphics, audio and video news content to its members, international subscribers and commercial
customers. It also offers live and location services, content services and advertising services along with
insights on media trends. The company operated in the US and the UK. TAP is headquartered in New
York City, New York, the US.
Key Facts
KEY FACTS
Head Office
The Associated Press
200 Liberty Street
New York City
New York
New York City
New York
USA
Phone
1 212 6211500
Fax
Web Address
www.ap.org
Revenue / turnover (USD Mn)
510.1
Financial Year End
December
Employees
Ticker
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The Associated Press
Business Description
Business Description
BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
The Associated Press (TAP) is a not-for-profit company engaged in providing content services, including
daily newspapers and an associate membership of broadcasters and non-daily newspapers. The
company operates in the US and the UK.
The company provides live and location services, AP content services, planning services and media
tools, and news production services.
TAP's live and location services provides access to production and editorial solutions from locations
worldwide. The company's AP content services is a content marketing service that crafts multi-format
storytelling projects and deliver them across media network. It provides content in all formats such as
photos, videos, articles, infographics, interactives and web pages.
The company offers planning services and media tools such as AP Stylebook, a writing and editing
reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices; AP Planner, a planning tool; and Metadata
tagging, which enables news taxonomy to content to receive valuable metadata for tracking, analysis and
automated workflows.
TAP also provides news production services through ENPS news production system that enables to find,
create and collaborate via a story-centric workflow, and deliver the content. It also shares information
through collaborative workspace; and provides live production capabilities.
In addition, the company provides advertising services such as native advertising, display advertising and
social promotion.
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History
History
HISTORY
New Products/Services
Year: 2018
In April, the company introduced a new planning system that allows editorial and corporate newsrooms
large and small to effectively and efficiently manage coverage plans and assignments.
Management Changes
Year: 2017
AP appointed Emily L Barr, Lisa M DeSisto, William Lewis and Michael Newhouse as Directors in 2017.
In the same year, the company appointed Sally Buzbee as the Executive Editor.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2017
In 2017, the company collaborated with Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science
Education on two pilot projects to expand AP's journalism. In the same year, AP was selected by LUSA to
provide international text news for inclusion in its news wire service.
New Products/Services
Year: 2017
AP launched an upgrade to its user interface of AP Media Port, a file delivery platform for video content,
in 2017.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2016
In 2016, the company collaborated with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to offer AP clients a
selection of video entertainment news, including archive footage. In the same year, AP collaborated with
Sportradar, a provider of sports data services, to distribute AP products such as news, action photos,
player headshots and game recaps across 23 sports to its worldwide client base. Also in the same year,
the company entered into an agreement with ITN to license ITN’s UK news coverage for inclusion in AP’s
news services. Also in 2016, the company entered into an agreement with TVN Agency to distribute AP
video news content in the Polish digital market.
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History
Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers
Year: 2016
AP acquired the historic British Movietone film archive collection from Newsreel Archive, in 2016.
Management Changes
Year: 2016
In 2016, the company appointed Brian Hopman as the Vice President and General Manager of ENPS and
Jessica Bruce as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications. In the
same year, AP appointed Lauren Easton as the Director of Media Relations.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2016
AP entered into a content collaboration agreement with YTN, a South Korea-based broadcaster, to
provide AP customers access to YTN's Korean video entertainment news with its extensive coverage of
Korean Wave or Hallyu, in 2016. In the same year, the company entered into an agreement with Graphiq
to pair relevant data visualizations with AP's global news coverage to provide customers to find applicable
graphics. Also in the same year, AP was selected by NTB for its live video news coverage.
New Products/Services
Year: 2016
In 2016, the company launched a virtual reality and 360 video channel in collaboration with AMD.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2015
NRK selected AP ENPS as its newsroom computer system to enable collaboration between radio, TV
and online news production, in 2015. In the same year, the company collaborated with Wall Street
Horizon, a provider of actionable event research data for institutional investors and traders, to deliver
news and data. Also in the same year, AP entered into an agreement with Graphiq to provide increased
interactive content that AP provides to its news subscribers.
Commercial Operation
Year: 2015
In 2015, the company opened a new facility in North Korea and upgraded its existing live facilities in Cuba
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History
and China. In the same year, AP relocated its head office to 200 Liberty Street, New York City, New York.
New Products/Services
Year: 2015
AP launched AP Editions, a series of paperback and e-books, in 2015. In the same year, the company
launched AP Content Services, an end-to-end content creation and delivery solution. Also in the same
year, AP along with Healthgrades, a website for guiding Americans to the right doctor, right hospital and
right care, launched a Digital News Experience (DNE) to provide newspapers, broadcasters and other
publishers with health information for their websites. Also in 2015, the company added CCTV+ content to
its AP Archive collection.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2015
In 2015, the company along with A.H. Belo Corp., Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. and the
McClatchy Company collaborated with Matter’s media partners that also includes KQED, the Knight
Foundation and Public Radio Exchange. In the same year, AP collaborated with Grupo Gol to include AP
news, sports, entertainment and business content in Grupo Gol’s Nuvem de Livros (Digital Bookstore)
and Nuvem do Jornaleiro (Digital Newsstand) platforms. Also in the same year, the company entered into
a licensing agreement with NewSource Globo to distribute videos from the Globo collection to
broadcasters around the world through AP Archive platform.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2014
AP entered into a multi-year reseller agreement with ANSA, an Italy-based news agency, to market and
sell AP's text, photo and video content in the region, in 2014.
Contracts/Agreements
Year: 2014
In 2014, the company entered into a development agreement with Warrior Poets, a production company,
to provide Warrior Poets unlimited access to the resources of AP. In the same year, AP entered into a
four-year agreement Globo, through their AP Global Media Services (GMS) and NewSource Globo units,
to provide international broadcasters with media services and facilities at events taking place in Brazil.
Also in the same year, the company and FOX Sports entered into an agreement to sell their sports data
company, STATS LLC, to Vista Equity Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm.
Incorporation/Establishment
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History
Year: 1846
The Associated Press (AP) was established in 1846.
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Key Employees
Key Employees
KEY EMPLOYEES
Name
Job Title
Gianluca D’Aniello
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Senior Management
President
Brian Hopman
Vice President and General Manager,
ENPS
Senior Management
Jessica Bruce
Senior Vice President, Human
Resources and Corporate
Communications
Senior Management
Lauren Easton
Director, Media Relations
Senior Management
Sally Buzbee
Senior Vice President and Executive
Editor
Senior Management
Emily L Barr
Director
Non Executive Board
Lisa M DeSisto
Director
Non Executive Board
William Lewis
Director
Non Executive Board
Michael Newhouse
Director
Non Executive Board
Gary Pruitt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Management
Ken Dale
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice
President
Senior Management
Dave Gwizdowski
Senior Vice President, Revenue, the
Americas
Senior Management
Karen Kaiser
Senior Vice President, General Counsel Senior Management
and Corporate Secretary
Jim Kennedy
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Senior Management
Daisy Veerasingham
Senior Vice Presiden, Revenue,
International
Senior Management
Steven R Swartz
Chairman
Executive Board
David M Paxton
Vice Chairman
Non Executive Board
Richard A Boehne
Director
Non Executive Board
Robert Brown
Director
Non Executive Board
William Stacey Cowles
Director
Non Executive Board
Kirk Davis
Director
Non Executive Board
Michael Golden
Director
Non Executive Board
Bob Dickey
Director
Non Executive Board
Bill Hoffman
Director
Non Executive Board
Rob King
Director
Non Executive Board
Terry J Kroeger
Director
Non Executive Board
Isaac Lee
Director
Non Executive Board
Robin McKinney Martin
Director
Non Executive Board
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Board
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Key Employees
Gracia C Martore
Director
Non Executive Board
James M Moroney
Director
Non Executive Board
William O Nutting
Director
Non Executive Board
Paul C Tash
Director
Non Executive Board
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Key Employee Biographies
Key Employee Biographies
KEY EMPLOYEE BIOGRAPHIES
Gianluca D’Aniello
Board:Senior Management
Job Title:Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
Since:2015
Gianluca D'Aniello has been the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at The Associated
Press (AP) since 2015. He served as the Vice President of Information Technology at News Corp. Mr.
D'Aniello worked as a Consultant at Deloitte. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano.
Brian Hopman
Board:Senior Management
Job Title:Vice President and General Manager, ENPS
Since:2016
Brian Hopman has been the Vice President and General Manager of ENPS at The Associated Press (AP)
since May 2016. He joined the company in 1998. Mr. Hopman began his career at AP with ENPS. He
graduated from Marquette University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Mr.
Hopman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland.
Jessica Bruce
Board:Senior Management
Job Title:Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
Since:2016
Jessica Bruce has been the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications
at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2016. She joined AP as the Director of Benefits in 1997 and
became the Vice President of Human Resources in 2004. She served at NewsCorp's publishing groups
and held positions in human resources and corporate finance in the financial services sector. Ms. Bruce
graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced
Management program.
Lauren Easton
Board:Senior Management
Job Title:Director, Media Relations
Since:2016
Lauren Easton has been the Director of Media Relations at The Associated Press (AP) since December
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Key Employee Biographies
2016. She joined the company in 2015 after spending seven years as a Broadcast Journalist at NBC
affiliate WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Easton graduated from the University of Southern California
with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
Sally Buzbee
Board:Senior Management
Job Title:Senior Vice President and Executive Editor
Since:2017
Sally Buzbee has been a Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at The Associated Press (AP) since
January 2017. She joined the company in 1988 as a Reporter. Ms. Buzbee holds a Journalism degree
from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown
University.
Emily L Barr
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Since:2017
Emily L Barr has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. She joined Graham
Media Group in 2012. Ms. Barr served as the President and General Manager at ABC7 Chicago (WLSTV).
Lisa M DeSisto
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Since:2017
Lisa M DeSisto has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. She serves as the
Chief Executive Officer at MaineToday Media. Ms. DeSisto joined MaineToday Media the 2012. She
served as the Chief Advertising Officer at The Boston Globe and the General Manager at Boston.com.
William Lewis
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Since:2017
William Lewis has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. He serves as the Chief
Executive Officer at Dow Jones and a Publisher at The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Lewis served as the Chief
Creative Officer at News Corp. He joined News Corp. in 2010 as the Group General Manager of the UK
News. Mr. Lewis served as the Editor-in-Chief at Telegraph Media Group.
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Key Employee Biographies
Michael Newhouse
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Since:2017
Michael Newhouse has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. He serves as a
Director and Senior Executive at Advance/Newhouse.
Steven R Swartz
Board:Executive Board
Job Title:Chairman
Steven R Swartz serves as the Chairman at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and
Chief Executive Officer at Hearst.
David M Paxton
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Vice Chairman
David M Paxton serves as the Vice Chairman at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President
and Chief Executive Officer at Paxton Media Group.
Richard A Boehne
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Richard A Boehne serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer at The E.W. Scripps Company.
Robert Brown
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Robert Brown serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President at Swift
Communications.
William Stacey Cowles
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
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William Stacey Cowles serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as a Publisher at
The Spokesman-Review and the President at Cowles Publishing Co.
Kirk Davis
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Kirk Davis serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at
GatehouseMedia and the Chief Operating Officer at New Media Investment Group.
Michael Golden
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Michael Golden serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Vice Chairman at
The New York Times Co.
Bob Dickey
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Bob Dickey serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and Chief
Executive Officer at Gannett.
Bill Hoffman
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Bill Hoffman serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President at Cox Media
Group.
Rob King
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Rob King serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Senior Vice President of
SportsCenter and News at ESPN.
Terry J Kroeger
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Key Employee Biographies
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Terry J Kroeger serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and Chief
Executive Officer at BH Media Group, and a Publisher at The Omaha World-Herald.
Isaac Lee
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Isaac Lee serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at
Dow Jones and a Publisher at The Wall Street Journal.
Robin McKinney Martin
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Robin McKinney Martin serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). She is the Owner of The
Santa Fe New Mexican and The Taos News.
Gracia C Martore
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Gracia C Martore serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). She serves as the President and
Chief Executive Officer at Tegna, Inc.
James M Moroney
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
James M Moroney serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer at A.H. Belo Corporation.
William O Nutting
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
William O Nutting serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as a Vice President at
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Paul C Tash
Board:Non Executive Board
Job Title:Director
Paul C Tash serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer at Times Publishing Company.
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Major Products & Services
Major Products & Services
MAJOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The Associated Press (AP) is an independent, not-for-profit news gathering organization engaged in the
provision of content services. The company's key products and services include the following:
Products:
Media tools:
AP Stylebook
AP Planner
Metadata tagging
Services:
Live and location services
AP content services
Planning services
News production services
Advertising
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Top Competitors
Top Competitors
TOP COMPETITORS
The following companies are the major competitors of The Associated Press
Avid Technology Inc
Cable News Network Inc
PR Newswire Association LLC
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Locations And Subsidiaries
Locations And Subsidiaries
LOCATIONS AND SUBSIDIARIES
Head Office
The Associated Press
200 Liberty Street
New York City
New York
New York City
New York
USA
Phone:1 212 6211500
www.ap.org
Other Locations and Subsidiaries
The Associated Press
The Interchange
Oval Road
Camden Lock
London
England
London
England
GBR
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