AAP was founded by Keith Murdoch in 1935 to syndicate the cost of international newswires between Australian news publications.
AAP’s Newswire and FactCheck businesses were acquired in August 2020 and transformed into a purpose driven not-for-profit organisation. AAP no longer has any shareholders and is committed to independent, fact-based journalism.
AAP has had a rich history developing ground breaking businesses around its core newswire operations. Previous part ownership of Reuters and AAPT are just some of the highlights of the influential business.