news agency


a business organization that gathers news for transmittal to its subscribers.Compare press association.
a business that sells newspapers at retail.

Origin of news agency

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for news agency

AP, Reuters, TASS

Examples from the Web for news agency

Historical Examples of news agency

  • There were only four of us; two specials,—Wallis and myself,—a news-agency reporter, and a local man.

    The Wonder

    J. D. Beresford

British Dictionary definitions for news agency

news agency


an organization that collects news reports for newspapers, periodicals, etcAlso called: press agency
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