Associated Press adds 3 members to board

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 3:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has added three members to its board of directors.

The new directors, announced at the news cooperative's annual meeting Wednesday, are Bill Hoffman, president of Cox Media Group; Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision Communications Inc., and CEO of Fusion; and Rob King, senior vice president of SportsCenter and News for ESPN.

Jon Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian and co-president of Rust Communications, was re-elected to fill his final year on the board.

The new AP board has 21 directors, each of whom is eligible to serve a total of nine years.

The Associated Press, founded in 1846, is owned by 1,400 U.S. newspapers and is largely a wholesaler of news. It sells the content that its journalists gather to newspapers, commercial websites and radio and TV broadcasters.

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