With all the fuss lately around the Associated Press and its legal tussle with Drudge Retort over lifted quotes, there’s been a renewed focus on the future of the AP and its role as a newspaper cooperative. The Wall Street Journal noted that newspapers were becoming disgruntled by the high cost of being an AP member and that the AP wasn’t providing enough return for that cost. One problem is that AP is putting more efforts into courting digital business and isn’t giving enough back to the papers who back it. So more generally, do you think the AP will have role to play in the digital age? How do you think that role will change and evolve? Will people need a wire service for information or will newspapers and other media outlets be able to set up their own content-sharing networks like the newspapers in Ohio have done? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll run the best ones in a future Your Take Roundup.