Even as they Monetize Consumer News, the AP Says Selling Content to Members is its Core Business

By: Caroline O’Donovan | Nieman Journalism Lab

It was March 2008 when Steve Jobs announced that third parties would be allowed to develop apps for the iPhone. Three months later, the Associated Press launched one of the first mobile apps for iOS.

Being ready with an app that quickly would have been a praiseworthy move for any media company, but for the AP, it was something more.


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