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Associated Press:

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local, national, international, or technical organization that gathers and distributes news, usually for newspapers, periodicals, and broadcasters. Evolution of News Agencies
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Associated Press

 

one of the largest information agencies in the USA, founded in 1848. It is an influential monopoly. For all practical purposes, the Associated Press, with United Press International, controls the news media of the United States in the interests of the ruling circles. The Associated Press has more than 100,000 employees (1970). News agencies in many other countries (including TASS) use its information.

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