news agency


Definition of news agency

: an organization that supplies news to subscribing newspapers, periodicals, and newscasters

Examples of news agency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The accounts had been working to amplify pro-government content, according to the news agency. Caitlin Hu, CNN, 7 Nov. 2021 India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has not yet announced his plans, according to Reuters news agency. Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2021 Syrian authorities dismantled a third bomb, according to the news agency. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2021 Primetta was only 2 years old when her mother, Pasquina Fei, died in 1918 at the age of 25, according to the news agency. Maria Pasquini,, 30 Sep. 2021 The unnamed officer, a police commissioner in the Dessau-Roßlau district, has been suspended pending a further investigation, according to the German news agency DPA., 28 Sep. 2021 Four were treated at the scene, according to the Interfax news agency. NBC News, 20 Sep. 2021 During interrogation in Moscow, Furgal denied the charges, according to the Tass news agency. Daniel Kozin, ajc, 18 Sep. 2021 Paisley has even received official permission from the Prime Minister of Uganda, according to the news agency. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of news agency

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of news agency was in 1873

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23 Nov 2021

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“News agency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of news agency

: an organization that collects and gives news to newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio stations

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