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AP Struggles with Digital Growing Pains

A story in the Wall Street Journal looks at how the Associated Press (AP) is struggling to find its place in a very different market for news distribution:

Many member newspapers say they support the AP’s new-media initiatives and, particularly, its recent efforts to push members’ content to mobile devices. The problem, some say, is the organization’s perceived insensitivity to newspapers’ financial hardship. The AP requires a seven-figure annual payment from most large newspapers, and it makes it very difficult to opt out of
certain services. The New York Daily News has given notice that it will terminate its AP membership largely to protest a rule that requires two years’ notice to drop AP services.

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