Canadian Press, The Canadian Press
, Canadian Newsmaker of the Year
) is a Canadian news agency
established in 1917
as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day to exchange their news and information. Created by an Act of Parliament, the news cooperative was formed to help newspapers cover and distribute news across the vast country. Initially operating as a distribution network, CP's first editorial staff came on board during World War I
to report on the efforts of Canadians soldiers overseas. With the arrival of television
, CP branched out and created a subidiary, Broadcast News
, to deliver text specifically written for broadcasters as well as the production of newscasts and audio clips. CP and BN operate in both English and French, Canada's official languages. The French Service of CP was established in 1951
. CP has bureaus across Canada and in Washington, DC. CP also operates a photo service which generates hundreds of images each day. These photos appear in newspapers, books and magazines, and on line. The focus of The Canadian Press remains firmly fixed on telling the Canadian story. CP's staff of 300 journalist
s cover stories relevant to Canadians, regardless of whether the events happen in Canada or elsewhere in the world.
In addition to providing news to newspapers
, CP is the largest provider of Internet
news in Canada.
Through a longstanding partnership, CP and BN also distribute Associated Press
(AP) and Associated Press Television News
(APTN) material to the Canadian news media. AP and APTN distribute CP and BN in the United States.
The Canadian Press is a private cooperative
, owned and operated by its member newspapers.
In addition to news and information, CP publishes the Canadian Press Style Guide
(commonly referred to as CP Style
) which is considered the chief style guide
for Canadian journalists and is updated periodically. CP Style has gone through a number of changes over the years; for a time, CP Style was a hybrid of American
conventions in terms of spelling and word usage, but beginning with updates in the late 1990s, CP Style has moved closer to British conventions, such as adopting the "-our" spellings for words such as "colour" (which in American style is spelled "color").
Since 2004 CP has partnered exclusively with CCNMatthews. CCNMatthews can offer exclusive access to CP’s Wire Network and Photo distribution, and to PRDirect’s self service distribution and Media monitoring through First Alert & Command News.
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* http://www.ccnmatthews.com CCNMatthewsCategory:Canadian mediaCategory:Canadian cooperativesCategory:News agenciesfr:Presse canadienne