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news service

an agency that gathers news stories for its members or subscribers.
Origin of news service
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Again Luis turned to the screen, but this time he dialed the news service.

    Forget Me Nearly Floyd L. Wallace
  • Small newspapers have a news service furnished free by the government, thus enabling the latter to colour the news to suit itself.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • He turned a dial to the words: "news service—General," and the instrument broke into hurried speech.

  • Poldhu always calls at eleven-thirty, sir, and starts the news service as soon as the commercial business is out of the way.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • The "news service" supplied smaller papers throughout the land with "impartial comments" on the national scene.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • They always call a news service a "paper," especially when talking to other newsmen.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
Contemporary definitions for news service

an organization that gathers news stories and then distributes them to the media or subscribers; also called news agency , [press association], wire service


The Associated Press is the most popular news service.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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