news agency


noun

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

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Origin of news agency

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for news agency (1 of 2)

newsagency
/ (ˈnjuːzˌeɪdʒənsɪ) /

noun

Australian a newsagent's shop

British Dictionary definitions for news agency (2 of 2)

news agency

noun

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