AP CEO Tom Curley Comes Out Firing Against Portals, Sort Of; Despairs But Asks Not To Despair

Associated Press CEO Tom Curley was the honoree and keynoter at Thursday night’s annual Knight-Bagehot dinner in NYC, and he came out swinging against the very partners it syndicates a lot to: the online portals. His speech, posted online, is emblematic of the schizophrenic state of the news media industry: hope and despair all wrapped into a nervous bundle. “We — the news industry — have come to that fork in the road. We must take bold, decisive steps to secure the audiences and funding to support journalism