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Reuters, Bonn 1988

Organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters.

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Reuters, Bonn 1988

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Agence France-Presse

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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French private international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.

Associated Press

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Logo on the former AP building in New York City
The APTN Building in London

The Associated Press (AP) is an American non-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

Paul Reuter

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German-born British entrepreneur who was a pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting.

German-born British entrepreneur who was a pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting.

Portrait of Reuter in 1869 at age 53, by Rudolf Lehmann
Caricature of Reuter in 1872
Bust of Reuter in the City of London

He was a reporter and media owner, and the founder of Reuters news agency, which became part of the Thomson Reuters conglomerate in 2008.

United Press International

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News room of United Press in New York, 1933
Portrait photograph of E. W. Scripps, c. 1912
United Press International office in Washington D.C., circa 2005

United Press International (UPI) is an American international news agency whose newswires, photo, news film, and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations for most of the 20th century.

Reuters

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Paul Reuter, the founder of Reuters (photographed by Nadar, c. 1865)
Roderick Jones, general manager 1915–1941
Reuters building entrance in New York City

Reuters is a news agency owned by Thomson Reuters.

Havas

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French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris, France.

French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris, France.

The original Havas was the first French news agency, created in 1835.

Agenzia Stefani

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Agenzia Stefani was the leading press agency in Italy from the mid-19th century until the end of World War II.

Al Jazeera English newsroom, Doha, 2011

News

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Information about current events.

Information about current events.

Al Jazeera English newsroom, Doha, 2011
Woodcut by Tommaso Garzoni depicting a town crier with a trumpet
Reproduction of Kaiyuan Za Bao court newspaper from the Tang dynasty
Some European postal routes in 1563
World railway and telegraph system, 1900
A newspaper is one of the most common ways to receive the latest news.
Reuters office in Bonn, Germany, 1988

(Days before Morse's Baltimore–Washington line transmitted the famous question, "What hath God wrought?", it transmitted the news that Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen had been chosen by the Whig nominating party.) Telegraph networks enabled a new centralization of the news, in the hands of wire services concentrated in major cities.

International News Service

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The International News Service (INS) was a U.S.-based news agency (newswire) founded by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1909.

Person reading a newspaper

Newspaper

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Periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.

Periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.

Person reading a newspaper
Front page of The New York Times on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
Title page of Carolus' Relation from 1609, the earliest newspaper
Josef Danhauser, Newspaper readers, 1840.
Fanciful drawing of a general store by Marguerite Martyn in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of October 21, 1906. On the far left, a group of men share reading a newspaper.
The front page of the Helsingin Sanomat ("Helsinki Times") on July 7, 1904
Newspaper stand in Salta (Argentina).
International newspapers on sale in Paris, France
Soldiers in an East German tank unit reading about the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961 in the newspaper Neues Deutschland
The newsroom of Gazeta Lubuska in Zielona Góra, Poland
The office building of Tyrvään Sanomat in Sastamala, Finland
The Telegraph Printing House in Macon, Georgia circa 1876
A newsboy in 1905 selling the Toronto Telegram in Canada
Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, seen in its Hebrew and English language editions
TheYomiuri Shimbun, a broadsheet in Japan credited with having the largest newspaper circulation in the world
The editorial staff of the newspaper Severnyi Kray in Yaroslavl, Russia in 1900
Newspaper press in Limoges, France
Newspaper vendor, Paddington, London, February 2005
1938 Dutch newspaper advertisement for women's clothing sold at C&A stores
US newspaper advertising revenue—Newspaper Association of America published data<ref name=NAAdata>{{cite web|title=Trends & Numbers |date=14 March 2012 |publisher=Newspaper Association of America |access-date=18 September 2012 |url=http://www.naa.org/Trends-and-Numbers/Advertising-Expenditures/Annual-All-Categories.aspx |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120918094825/http://www.naa.org/Trends-and-Numbers/Advertising-Expenditures/Annual-All-Categories.aspx |archive-date=18 September 2012 }}</ref>

Many newspapers, besides employing journalists on their own payrolls, also subscribe to news agencies (wire services) (such as the Associated Press, Reuters, or Agence France-Presse), which employ journalists to find, assemble, and report the news, then sell the content to the various newspapers.