Original article by Hannah Blackiston
Mumbrella – Page: Online : 9-Jun-20
A consortium of investors and philanthropists headed by former News Corp Australia CEO Peter Tonagh is set to acquire the newswire business of Australian Associated Press. The consortium has commenced negotiations with AAP for a binding sale contract, and the deal is expected to be finalised by mid-June. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has welcomed the deal to sell the AAP Newswire business, but notes that it will result in the loss of some jobs. The consortium will retain 85-90 jobs, including at least 70 editorial staff. AAP’s existing shareholders will retain the other parts of its business.
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