news agency

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There had been a relative lull in protests in the past couple of months after a harsh crackdown which led to the death of more than 500 people and the arrest of nearly 20,000 as of late February, according to the activist news agency HRANA. Babak Dehghanpisheh, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2023 Student Laura Bauch, who lives nearby, said there were around four periods of shooting, German news agency dpa reported. Pietro De Cristofaro And Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Mar. 2023 Student Laura Bauch, who lives nearby, said there were around four periods of shooting, German news agency dpa reported. Pietro De Cristofaro And Geir Moulson, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Mar. 2023 The death toll across Turkey and Syria has risen to more than 46,500, according to state news agency Anadolu. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 20 Feb. 2023 According to the Syrian state news agency, Sunday’s attack took place shortly after midnight, when missiles struck Damascus and surrounding areas, including residential neighborhoods. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2023 German and Turkish workers rescued an 88-year-old in Kirikhan, German news agency dpa reported. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 13 Feb. 2023 Russia’s gross domestic product may have exceeded preliminary estimates in 2022, President Vladimir Putin said, according to the Tass news agency. Bloomberg.com, 10 Feb. 2023 In Turkey, the death toll was 17,674 by late Thursday evening local time, according to figures provided by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay to the country’s state news agency. Stephen Kalin, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of news agency was in 1873

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“News agency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/news%20agency. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

news agency

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

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