It is interesting watching how quickly news delivery is changing. The first thing that jumps out at me about the Associated Press' change in strategy is that they are moving towards a free or nearly free pay structure that will supported more and more by ad revenue than fees charged to various newspaper outlets. The other part is that they have recognized the need to get their product delivered digitally and are quickly transitioning from analog distribition to digital. In many ways it feels like the AP doesn't need the newspaper at all to distribute content or to gather ad revenue, so I guess the revenue sharing is just icing on the cake until traditional newspapers die off.
Here's a link to the article.