The Associated Press is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association.


Alt-Right Movement

In November 2016, The Associated Press released guidelines on reporting ‘Alt-Right’ stories to highlight the need for clarity around use of the term and around some related terms.

Read about the guidelines here

Migration Reporting

In 2013, The Associated Press announced that it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant” in relation to migrants and migrant reporting. It was decided that being called “illegal” without trial or conviction is inaccurate and offensive.

The AP is the decisive authority on word use and editorial style at more than 1,000 mainstream daily newspapers in the United States, and it is used by editors at television, radio and electronic news media both in the US and around the world.

Read about the decision here


Media codes and guidelines related to The Associated Press (AP)