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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • They always call a news service a "paper," especially when talking to other newsmen.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • The "news service" supplied smaller papers throughout the land with "impartial comments" on the national scene.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • 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
  • Again Luis turned to the screen, but this time he dialed the news service.

    Forget Me Nearly Floyd L. Wallace
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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