Beginning with this edition, the Advocate will use stories from the Associated Press (AP).
Since 1846, the AP has been the standard in what was once called “the wire,â€ an electronic form of receiving news and photos. Much has changed since that time. Today, “the wireâ€ from AP is no longer a clunky large machine that printed out on an old dot matrix printer.
The AP today is recognized as a world leader in all types of journalism, but especially for breaking news. AP reporters cover some of the most dangerous places in the world.
It would be unimaginable for a daily newspaper not subscribe to the AP or one of the other lesser known wire services. For a weekly newspaper, itâ€™s a business decision that must be made whether to subscribe. We believe weâ€™ve made the right decision.