Role of News Agencies in Delivery of Information
No one really knows what the New York Times really does. It started back in 18hyde, Massachusetts in 1843 and has been published since then in newspaper form. Any story of public news, generally posted online. Most news articles present both local and global events. Most times, news articles appear first, then a detailed analysis of related events followed by editorials or featured interviews.
A news service is a company or organization that provides a regular delivery of news to the people. A number of news agencies are available all over the world today. They compete among themselves for advertising dollars in a tight economy to remain in the business. Most news services have a web site and often provide online posting of their news articles in various formats such as text, html, or RTF (rtf) format.
Syndication of news services on the Internet is a relatively new phenomenon and has become an increasingly important part of the business of news distribution. News syndication allows users of the Internet to read news from various news agencies all at once. For instance, in the United Kingdom the Financial Times, Financial News Limited and The Guardian newspapers publish news via the Internet on their websites. Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal also publish news through associated press websites.
In contrast, news agencies like the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal are not online newspapers. Associated Press regularly prints news and information items on its Web site and is accessible through a desktop or laptop computer. It sends out breaking news reports via wire services and it also publishes multimedia news items like video clips and photographs. The Wall Street Journal also prints financial news items and it is distributed through wire services. The Wall Street Journal’s sister publications, the New York Times and Business Journal also publish content through associated press websites.
The role of news agencies in the news media landscape is highly important. They ensure the distribution of important news items to various stakeholders. In the case of news agencies like Associated Press, the key functions of such a news agency are to collect information from sources and deliver them to the specified target audience. They ensure that the right people receive the information and this helps in maintaining a professional image for a news organization. They also play a vital role in regulating the coverage of news and reporting of stories by other media entities.
Other news agencies are designed to provide a unique perspective by taking a variety of perspectives on certain topics. For instance in medicine news, medical agencies like WebMD and Medc News provide a unique source of information on medical issues. In environmental news, environmental agencies like the Environmental Health Service (EHS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide a unique source of information on the environment. The role of news agencies in delivering original news and information is considerable in today’s information-driven economy. Therefore without a news agency to deliver essential information, consumers will increasingly turn to media for their news.