http://physical-electrical-digital.nyufasedtech.com/files/original/33ddac2ed14071a7f50013b077d7a3ef.jpg

Foundation of Associated Press

Date(s)
May 22, 1846

Forerunner of the Associated Press (AP) was organized by a group of American publishers in order to acquire news and information from Europe. Primarily, correspondents and news bureaus aggregated as members in this non-profit, cooperative and incorporated association, and developed a system of news writing style that enables the news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the story's essentials. It includes the “inverted pyramid” formula begin with leads, 5 W and H questions, and other specific requirements on grammar, word selection, the writing style of consistency, clarity, accuracy, and brevity, which later became professional norms for journalism all over the world.

Sources

“About Us | AP.” n.d. Associated Press. Accessed April 14, 2018. https://www.ap.org/about/.

“Purdue OWL: Journalism and Journalistic Writing.” n.d. Accessed March 9, 2018. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/735/01/.

Files