However, newspapers, the AP’s traditional base, so to speak, are increasingly unhappy with the organization as well, according to a report by Russell Adams in The Wall Street Journal.
Basically, the AP is adjusting its strategy for a changing media environment by shifting more content toward Web sites and cable TV. That isn’t sitting well with newspaper editors – the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for one, reportedly compared AP president and CEO Tom Curley to the Politburo’s secretary general – who generally pay high prices for AP content.
In response, the eight largest newspapers in Ohio created a cooperative, the Ohio News Organization or OHNO, which editors in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Indiana have inquired about.
What’s your take on the future of the AP and content sharing among traditional news outlets?