news agency

noun

Definition of news agency

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

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One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care for burns, Russia’s TASS news agency reported. Rachael Bunyan, Time, "Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples," 17 Sep. 2019 One person was injured and treated for burns at a local burn center, TASS, Russia’s news agency, reported. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Explosion Reported at Russian Lab Carrying Dangerous Viruses Like Ebola and Smallpox," 17 Sep. 2019 One worker was injured in the incident and is being treated in intensive care for burns, Russia's TASS news agency reported. Helen Regan, CNN, "Explosion and fire break out at Russian lab known for housing deadly smallpox virus," 17 Sep. 2019 In the wake of the latest mass shooting in Texas, news agencies, politicians and pundits searched for explanations and solutions. Troy Rondinone, The Conversation, "A plan to monitor the mentally ill? History of mental illness and stigma provides insights," 12 Sep. 2019 There was no report on Khodayari's death from Iranian state media, nor its prominent semi-official news agencies. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire," 11 Sep. 2019 The mayor of Zakopane, Leszek Dorula, declared Friday a day of mourning, Polish news agency PAP reported. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Five dead as thunderstorm hits Poland, Slovakia," 22 Aug. 2019 Xinhua news agency still appears to be running at least two other advertisements critical of the protests, according to Twitter's advertising transparency center. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "China, Which Bans Twitter and Facebook, Is Running a Covert, Anti-Hong Kong Protest Campaign, the Social Networks Say," 19 Aug. 2019 There was no report on Khodayari's death from Iranian state media, nor its prominent semi-official news agencies. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire," 11 Sep. 2019

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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news agency

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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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