Breaking News: A History of AP

Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else (2007)

Before breaking news is reported on-air, news outlets worldwide look to the Associated Press for the most accurate, timely and unfettered news reporting in the industry. From the Gettysburg address to the iconic flag raising on Iwo Jima, the AP has reported history – and in a sense, become a part of it.

For this short documentary, Mary Murphy combined historical footage and original interviews with AP reporters and other renowned journalists. The result is an unprecedented and intimate glimpse inside one of the the oldest and most respected news institutions in the world.