The Associate Press and Expertfile Collaboration

The Associated Press (AP) and ExpertFile collaborate to connect newsrooms with expert sources


New York, May 15, 2017

The Associated Press and ExpertFile announced today that they will work together to make ExpertFile’s online directory of subject matter experts available to newsrooms and journalists.

As a first initiative in this collaboration, ExpertFile’s search engine and content platform for media on over 25,000 unique topics will be integrated into AP Planner, the news agency’s media planning tool. The integration will allow those who use it, including print, broadcast and online journalists and others, to more easily find and connect with experts.

“AP is focused on innovations that better enable editors and reporters to deliver quality journalism,” said Fernando Ferre, AP vice president of Business Development. “Working with ExpertFile helps us provide greater and faster access to credible sources and their content.”

“There has never been a more critical need for credible sources in journalism today. At the same time, organizations must ensure their experts and content are discoverable and accessible to media,” said Peter Evans, founder and CEO of ExpertFile. “This collaboration allows us to connect newsrooms around the world to fresh, qualified expert sources.”

The integration of ExpertFile’s directory of experts into AP Planner gives news organizations a common platform on which to search for details on upcoming events and easily discover experts who can speak to relevant topics. The experts, largely from universities and institutions, are provided by ExpertFile.

AP Planner is used by newsrooms and organizations around the world, including universities, corporations, governments and associations. It contains over 140,000 future events, such as political schedules, financial announcements, trade and consumer conferences, and award ceremonies.

About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web www.ap.org

About ExpertFile

ExpertFile is the world's first search engine and content software solution designed for experts and their organizations. Trusted by leading organizations as a content platform, ExpertFile is a global resource used by journalists, event organizers, governments and more to search for experts covering over 25,000 unique topics. ExpertFile.com drives visibility for a variety of clients including higher education, health care organizations, research institutions, associations and corporations. With offices in Toronto, Washington DC and San Francisco, ExpertFile partners with world-renowned agency and media organizations to capture and distribute expert content that helps users find credible sources, important connections, and bridges to new ideas and innovations. For more information, visit  www.expertfile.com.


Contact

Lauren Easton
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press
leaston@ap.org
212-621-7005

Tammy Bender
ExpertFile
tbender@expertfile.com
519-998-1861

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