a business organization that gathers news, news photos, the latest stock-market prices, etc., for distribution, usually by teletypewriter, to its subscribers, especially newspapers: so called from the original transmission of news by telegraph wire.
- Also called wire agency.
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How to use wire service in a sentence
With its liberating promise of easily uploaded user-generated content, these blogs became a sort of wireless wire service for breaking news and opinion.A key legacy of 9/11? The way conspiracy theories spread online. | Jeff Melnick | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
The wire service said it was unaware of Hamas presence in the building.
For example, Kemp’s old newspaper, the Clayton News, founded in 1964, has been hit hard by the pandemic and now publishes mostly articles from state and national wire services.Robin Kemp lost her news job in Clayton County, Ga. — but she kept reporting the news. It paid off on election week. | Reis Thebault | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.
That allows you to get at what most people were reading, which was the wire service stuff, the AP and the UPI stuff.
The Associated Press, its most widely distributed wire service.
Working for a wire service in Afghanistan is like being there for the brainstorming session, then publishing your notes.
Romney asked whether anyone from the wire service “called us before they went with the story.”Palestinian Remarks Furor: Romney Campaign Hits AP as ‘Irresponsible’ | Howard Kurtz | August 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I called Mr. Dirksen and asked him for a glossy of the picture which the Associated Press sent out over the wire service.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Also, the wire service had turned out a gang of linemen and half a dozen operators.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
The wire service car is the seventh car including the lead police vehicle.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for wire service
mainly US and Canadian an agency supplying news, etc, to newspapers, radio and television stations, etc
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