Best Associated Press Host?
April 2, 2007 11:47 AM   Subscribe

What's the best news site to link to for AP articles? Are there any free news sites that permanently archive their wire stories?

I used to link to MyWay articles because there were no ads, no registration, and the links seemed to last a long time. Now, it seems like every AP article "expires" after about 3 months. And there's no way to search.

Neither CNN nor Yahoo News keep wire stories up for long.

Surely, there has to be a site that keeps a permanent, searchable archives of AP articles? Or is LexisNexis the only option?
posted by elvissinatra to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
AP requires that licensees not archive AP content indefinitely. Presumably Lexis pays them well.
posted by jellicle at 11:58 AM on April 2, 2007

Cannot guarantee "permanent," but I work at and our AP stories certainly don't expire after 3 months. I'm still seeing stories from 2005 on the site.
posted by GaelFC at 12:00 PM on April 2, 2007

I'm a big fan of NewsVine and I believe that none of the AP articles expire.
posted by lockle at 1:21 PM on April 2, 2007

That's interesting GaelFC, I thought ALL Associated Press articles expired. Hmmm.
posted by Gerard Sorme at 7:40 PM on April 2, 2007

All I said was that they don't expire after three months. Reuters stories on the other hand have a much shorter shelf life due to the agreement with them.
posted by GaelFC at 9:29 PM on April 2, 2007

Response by poster: Does (or any other news site) explain their expiration policies anywhere online? That would be helpful.
posted by elvissinatra at 6:40 AM on April 3, 2007

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