news agency

noun
1.
a business organization that gathers news for transmittal to its subscribers. Compare press association.
2.
a business that sells newspapers at retail.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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news agency
 
n
Also called: press agency an organization that collects news reports for newspapers, periodicals, etc

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Main Entry:  news agency
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See news service
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Not a single news agency picked up on the bio-weapons implications of the release.
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