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Definition of "news agency" [news agency]

  • An organization that provides news coverage to subscribers, as to newspapers or periodicals. Also called press agency, press association. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "news agency" in a sentence
  • "A telegram arrived from the chancellor, discreetly reproaching the kaiser for returning early and for ordering the fleet to return merely on the strength of a news agency report."
  • "An editorial carried by the state-run Xinhua news agency on Sunday titled "Li Na is the best PR for China," called her an "outstanding name card for China" and a "brilliant 'diplomat.'""
  • "Lebanon's state news agency said about 40 Palestinians from various refugee camps had gathered in the southern town of Oudyssa, and that a Lebanese army unit immediately cordoned off the area "and requested the men leave and keep away from the barbed wire for their own safety.""
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