What are News Agencies?

A news agency, also known as a press association, press agency, news service or wire service, is an organization that gathers, writes and distributes news from around the world or a specific nation for periodicals, newspapers, government agencies, television and radio broadcasters and other users.

These agencies do not generally publish news itself but supply it to subscribers who, by sharing costs, obtain services that they could not otherwise afford. All mass media depends upon these agencies for the majority of their news. This includes organizations that have extensive news-gathering resources of their own.

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