The Associated Press (AP) is a multinational news agency founded in 1846 and headquartered in New York City. The AP has covered significant news stories of the past 165 years for publication and broadcast by its membership organizations. It covers local, national, and international news and has Arabic- and Spanish-language services. As of 2019, it had won 53 Pulitzer Prizes, including 31 for photography, since the award was established in 1917. This entry discusses the history and services of the AP.

In 1846, Moses Yale Beach of The Sun invited major New York City newspapers to join the news service he created to dispatch news during the Mexican American War. The New York Herald, The Journal of Commerce, the New York Evening Express, and the New ...

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