wire service


Definition of 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.

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These wire services drive most of our visual news consumption. Kainaz Amaria, Vox, "2018, explained in pictures by women and non-binary photographers," 21 Dec. 2018 The technology was demonstrated for the media at an event this week in Tokyo and will use IC chips within identification cards to automatically verify the identity of those entering over 40 venues, according to the wire service. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Tokyo 2020 Olympics to use facial recognition in security first," 7 Aug. 2018 Scammers often use Western Union, Money Gram or other wire services. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Scam caller tells grandma her grandson is in jail. Except he is 8-years-old! Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid becoming a mark," 11 Apr. 2018 On the other side of the country, meanwhile, a rally outside City Hall in Portland, Maine, grew so large that police had to shut down part of a street as about 2,000 people chanted, cheered and prayed, the wire service said Saturday evening. Fox News, "Thousands rally nationwide for illegal immigrant families separated at border," 2 Oct. 2018 Konashenkov said, according to the wire service, citing Interfax news agency. Fox News, "Russian military aircraft downed by Syrian forces, killing 15; Moscow blames Israeli aggression," 18 Sep. 2018 Information from the Los Angeles Times and other wire services is included in this report. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? The Yale Grad Is Trump's Second Supreme Court Pick," 10 July 2018 The administration has matched 86 parents to 83 children and 16 are not yet matched, Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said, according to the wire service's report. Fox News, "Trump administration requests more time to reunite immigrant families," 6 July 2018 This story was supplemented with information from Miami Herald wire services. Brenda Medina, miamiherald, "In Miami, protesters seek end to separation of immigrant parents, kids," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of wire service

1887, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wire service

: a news organization that sends news stories to many newspapers, magazines, etc.

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