Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Reuters is a leading contemporary news agency that originates, collects, and provides local, regional, national, and international news and information at cost to media companies and other subscribing or member entities.

Mass media communicators primarily use news agencies such as Reuters to gather news and information to feature on their own media platforms, but news agencies also can serve as conduits for distributing information—targeted or broad in scope—to media outlets. This entry first looks at news agencies in general and then focuses on Reuters in particular, providing a brief history of and review of the products and services it offers.

Defining a News Agency

A news agency gathers and distributes local, regional, national, or international news and information to a range of media ...

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