All Headline News

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AHN
Type Private
Industry news media, News agency, Internet, Web syndication
Headquarters United States
Products Wire service
Website www.allheadlinenews.com[dead link]

All Headline News (AHN) was a United States based news agency or wire service. Launched in 2003 it has grown to become a major worldwide online news wire service, providing news and other content, to websites, digital signage, and other publishers who pay a fee for the service.

The company's daily news coverage includes international headline news, business, entertainment, celebrity gossip, sports, technology, health and politics. The company also provides a variety of non-editorial content services such as weather, horoscopes, trivia and business data.

AHN's primary focus is breaking headline news and a small investigative news effort.

Organization[edit]

AHN covers international and national news using a network of journalists, writers, contributors and freelance "stringers" from the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

AHN editors are located in various cities in the United States and abroad and manage electronic news gathering operations using a proprietary news content management system called NewsBahn.

AHN produces over 100,000 news articles a year.

History[edit]

  • 2000: AHN is founded as an internet news search engine.
  • 2003: Company begins offering news and content for syndication to websites.
  • 2004: AHN acquires WeatherClicks. Integrates weather into syndication services.
  • 2005: AHN starts producing and distributing original news with the purpose of syndicating news.
  • 2007: Launches sports, celebrity and entertainment news divisions.

Associated Press controversy[edit]

In January 2008, AHN was sued by much larger competitor Associated Press, claiming that AHN allegedly infringed on its copyrights and its hot news, a contentious 'quasi-property' right to facts.[1][2] The AP complaint asserted that AHN reporters had copied facts from AP news reports without paying a syndication fee. After AHN moved to dismiss all but the copyright claims set forth by AP, a majority of the lawsuit was dismissed.[3] According to court documents, the case has been dismissed and settled.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (2009-02-22), Hot News: The AP Is Living In The Last Century, The Washington Post, retrieved 2010-04-25 
  2. ^ Anderson, Nate, Who owns the facts? The AP and the "hot news" controversy 
  3. ^ The Associated Press v. All Headline News Corp., 08 Civ. 323 (United States District Court, Southern District of New York 2009-02-17).
  4. ^ Citizen Media Law Project