News agencyNews agencies are bodies established to supply news to newspapers, magazines, and radio and television broadcasters. News agencies can be either corporations that sell news (e.g. Reuters), cooperatives composed of newspapers that share their articles with each other (e.g., AP), or government agencies (especially in Communist countries and other one-party states).
News agencies generally prepare articles that can be used by other news organizations with little or no modification, and then sell them to other news organizations. They provide these articles in bulk electronically through wire services (originally they used telegraphy; today they frequently use the Internet). Corporations, individuals, analysts and intelligence agencies can also subscribe.
US news agencies include:
Prominent international news agencies include:
News agencies are distinct from news syndicates that distribute comic strips and other editorial material, such as columns and features, and also from PR services that distribute press releases. Sometimes news agencies have separate arms for such work, but many such organizations are completely separate.
Commercial PR services include:
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Provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. By subscription only.
Claiming to be the world's oldest established news agency, this worldwide multilingual and multimedia business was founded in 1835 by "the father of global journalism" Charles-Louis Havas. With more than 2000 staff (900 working outside France) AFP daily produces 600,000 words, 700 photos and 50 news graphics.
News, features, sport, celebrities, politics, and dramatic pictures from 10 UK independent press agencies. News feeds ppdated daily.
dpa The German Press Agency
An independent news agency offering international coverage of current affairs ranging from politics to economic, scientific, and cultural events to general news and sports.
Independent and free news scanning service. Enables users to perform adhoc search at a single portal for direct links to each story's origin site.
Rosbalt News Agency
Daily news, primarily from European Russia and Northern European countries. Also available are analytical reviews and a photo-gallery.
Newswire service delivering customizable full text financial and media press releases to news organizations, financial communities, analysts, brokers, investors and online databases.
The International News Alliance (INA) provides a customized daily e-mail newsletter. Choose any combination from top stories, opinion and commentary, business and finance, sports, and lifestyle and culture.
ITN - Independent Television News
Based in the UK, and providing news programming for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Provides free content to the print and online media. Registered members can download copyright-free articles and images or have them immediately e-mailed. Non-members are limited to viewing article summaries. Registration is free.
Share International Media Service
Associated with the United Nations, to synthesize ideas and events related to restructuring of global institutions. Content avaible free for reproduction.
News aggregator bringing together news sources and blog headlines in one page.
Providing country focused news, information and interactive features to its readers. Registration required.
Inside Science News Service
Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS)
Produced by the American Institute of Physics and partner scientific societies, twelve news stories are distributed each month to television stations across the country. DBIS news stories zero in on scientific research and developments that benefit our daily lives. The 90-second stories fall into three major areas: earth and atmospheric sciences, medical advances, and physical sciences and engineering.
Official Yemen government news agency. National, Arab and world news, features and photos.
Vietnam News Agency
Official news service of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (SRV). [English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese]
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Official news agency of the DPRK (North Korea) government. [English, Korean]
Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)
Provides news, sports and business information throughout the Caribbean including online radio news and sports. [RealMedia]
ITAR-TASS News Agency
Provides national and world news and photos from Russia. Includes products and services offered. [English, Russian]
Major source of worldwide breaking news with extensive finance and stock markets section including online research and investing tools. Also features business, technology, politics, science and health sections with news stories, photos, raw video and special Focus reports.
A national news release service providing immediate distribution of press releases and related materials to the media and online services via direct wire feed.
AlterNet, the syndication service of the alternative press, features stories from alternative newsweeklies, magazines and Web publications from across the country, and invaluable resources for journalists and national employment listings.
Searchable, multilingual collection of archived press releases.
United Press International
Wire service offers news products including Perspectives for features and commentary, NewsTrack for breaking news, photos, Spanish service and Arabic service.
Provides up to 2000 stories a day, organized into topic groups.
Federal News Service
Providing verbatim transcripts of speeches and comments by US and Russian leaders on matters of official government policy and other issues of the day.
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
The official news agency of Iran. Minute by minute coverage of Iran events in both Farsi and English.
Feature Story News
FSN is an independent source of broadcast news for networks worldwide providing ready-to-air television and radio news material, tailored to individual on-air styles.
Associated Press Television News
APTN provides camera crews, editing, satellite uplink, space segment and delivery - from anywhere in the world, direct to a broadcaster's door.
Regularly updating news derived from more than 2000 online sources, customised and delivered to Web sites and Intranets.
Internet newswire for Hispanic media and opinion leaders.
Kyodo News Web
The Kyodo newswire service (English/Kanji).
Scripps Howard News Service
Provides breaking news, analysis and behind-the-scenes reporting covering Washington and international news, sports, business, entertainment, health, money, science, crime, technology and religion. Also provides photos and graphics.
Interfax News Agency
Providing business, political and financial news on the former Soviet Union and Central Europe. Subscription-based.
AAP Information Services
Australian independent news provider specialising in real time news to media, corporates, financial markets and private individuals.
IPS Inter Press Service
The agency describes itself as civil society's leading news agency, specializing on globalization and development topics. Description of the agency, its services and regional centers.
The Associated Press
Information about the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organization. Also featuring products and services offered by The Associated Press.
AFX News Ltd
Jointly owned by the Financial Times & AFP, provides both European and Asian real-time equities-focused international financial news; specialised domestic local language company news services, including UK, Dutch, German, Swiss and Italian; and real-time and internet feeds for e-commerce.
Hyde Park Media
Chicago metropolitan area news service syndicating investigative reports, spot news coverage and feature stories domestically and internationally since 1984. Site includes sample stories, client list, links to Chicago media, and samples of work by journalist Anthony DeBartolo.
Newswire headlines, news stories, features, and topical news presented through iSyndicate.com.
Providing real time access to news agencies, this service guarantees subscribers "minute-by-minute information on events, however minor, in the field of politics, economics, sports, diplomacy and social issues".
Hard Edge Media
The sole Scottish member of 2dayuk, a partnership of 10 British Press agencies, which supplies a daily electronic news service to subscribers.
Gemini News Service
Gemini News Service is an international news features agency supplying articles written by local journalists, plus graphics and photographs, to media outlets worldwide.