wire service


: a news agency that sends out syndicated news copy to subscribers by wire or by satellite transmission

Examples of wire service in a Sentence

The story was reported by several wire services.
Recent Examples on the Web Its glossy website and physical paper are emblazoned with its name in serif font, and wire service articles sit beside Epoch Times originals. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, 13 Oct. 2023 Early jobs included shooting photos for the United Press International wire service and the Daily Evening Item in Lynn, where his most memorable assignment was photographing the Great Lynn Fire of 1981, beginning with the first alarm and staying until firefighters cleaned up the scene. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2022 Prior to covering shopping and lifestyle, Laura worked at Capital News Service, the University of Maryland’s national wire service, covering education in the state of Maryland and national topics like the launch of the Affordable Care Act. Laura Gurfein, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 The duo also referenced ambitions to create a news wire service called XWire, which would rival Cision’s PR Newswire, the person said, asking not to be identified as the discussion was private. Edward Ludlow, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2023 Federal courts will never ask for immediate payment over the phone or through money wire services. USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 The French international wire service, Agence France-Presse, is one of the few news organizations to operate a full-fledged bureau inside Gaza. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 All of the major wire services have multiple photographers on site, as do many newspapers and magazines from around the world. Karsten Moran, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 Material from Globe wire services was included in this report. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wire service was in 1887

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“Wire service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20service. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

wire service

: a news organization that sends out news stories by wire to subscribers (as newspapers)

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