According to an article posted to the Washington Examiner's website last night, CNN is going AP-less this week to see how not using the Associated Press' wire service will impact their reporting ability.
As part of the test, the network will evaluate the need for an AP subscription, and will look to staff for feedback on how a lack of AP wires affects workflow. CNN already offers an external wire service to other news outlets.
The network is known for its breaking news coverage, which has some from the inside fearing it won't be able to keep up.
"A lot of us are worried this could hamper our newsgathering abilities, but it's too soon to know for sure," a staffer in the D.C. bureau told Yeas & Nays.
Source: CNN quits the AP (for a week)