News agencies

Most Austrian mass media publishers receive their international, national and economic news from the national news agency Austria Presse Agentur (APA). It was founded right after Second World War in 1946 as a cooperative of almost all Austrian newspapers. In 1959, the Kronenzeitung was founded but did not join the APA as a member. It never became a member. In 1963, however, the ORF, the second-largest mass media conglomerate in Austria, joined the APA. Within a few years it became the member paying the most important membership fee. APA was pioneering digitalisation in Austria being the first to introduce fully digital operations. Today, APA is not only serving its members but also a growing number of public and private clients.