Australian Associated Press
|Bruce Davidson, CEO|
Tony Gillies, Editor-in-chief
|Owner||News Corp Australia 45%|
Nine Entertainment Co. 47%
Seven West Media 8%
AAP employs more than 175 journalists who work in bureaus in all states and territories of Australia. It also maintains correspondents in New Zealand, 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 launched a New Zealand Newswire (NZN) division in September 2011 with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. NZN closed its digital news video team in September 2017. NZN, which was employing 14 journalists at the time, closed on 27 April 2018, although AAP retained two full-time journalists in New Zealand.
AAP is owned by three Australian news organisations – News Corp Australia, Nine Entertainment Co., and Seven West Media. Nine owns 47%, News owns 45%, and Seven West 8%. 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.
- The Story of AAP: Breaking News in Australia since 1935
- "New Zealand Newswire to close". Stuff. AAP. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
- Australian Associated Press Pty Limited's Submission to the Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine