AP’s Tom Curley: ‘We Are Not Going To Work With Everybody’

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Two of the most vocal proponents for changing the way news and information are distributed took their message to the World Media Summit in Beijing today. We posted the full text earlier of News Corp (NYSE: NWS) Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s take on the “Philistines” of news (his own tribe until a recent conversion). Now we’re adding that of AP CEO Tom Curley, who has been on a roll this week. Tuesday, Curley talked to the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club about exclusive time-based news as a possible product for an online service; the company has renewals coming up with Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG). (An AP exec later told paidContent that news delivered to the news co-op’s members would not be delayed.)

Over at the Nieman Journalism Lab, Zach Seward works through Curley’s comments, including some ad hoc words in Hong Kong about how great Microsoft is to deal with and how little conversation AP really has had with Google. Curley: “We are only going to work with those who use our principles. We are not going to work with everybody. So if you don

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