Could Fairfax cancel its subscription to Australian Associated Press? And if it does, what would that mean for the wire service?
The Australian recently got its hands on a consultancy report suggesting Fairfax do just that. It prompted AAP chief executive Bruce Davidson to send out an email to calm the troops. “The viability of AAP is determined by many factors and the cancellation or otherwise of services by a customer is only one,” he wrote, taking issue with a suggestion carried in the Oz that the cancellation of Fairfax’s subscriptions would threaten AAP’s viability.