AP’s Archival Sales to Consumer

AP’s Archival Sales to Consumer Accounts for 1 Percent of Revenues: This according to this story…no wonder, since $1.50 is still a ridiculous price. “The new part of news of what’s happening today is not ownable,” [Chris McGill, director of news and information at Yahoo] said. “If there’s a major event, it’s going to be covered by many sources. But archives are ownable. Pricing that research as a premium service [is possible], and that’s what other publishers are doing as well.”

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