A news agency that supplies syndicated news by wire to newspapers, radio, and television stations:‘the station buys canned reviews from a wire service’[mass noun] ‘the paper probably didn't even have wire service’
- ‘Here's the thing: as a wire service reporter, I am often called upon to dredge up a contact with whom I haven't spoken in a long time.’
- ‘Every wire service and news channel is reporting a different story.’
- ‘Sitting on the grass after one of the press conferences, a reporter from the Reuters wire service hurriedly started to organize his dispatch for the day.’
- ‘He's both a religious leader and a media mogul, owning both the Washington Times newspaper and the wire service United Press International.’
- ‘Forty-one is the mean age for newspaper and wire service reporters, forty-eight for those in television journalism.’
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