Newswire is defined as a wire service that electronically provides up-to-date information to the media about breaking news, issues and events.
How Newswires Work
- A number of people in the news profession, including editors and journalists, are assigned to cover up to the minute and breaking news across the country while working for a particular newswire service company.
- A newswire does not deliver news to consumers, only to newspaper companies.
- Technology allows stories, graphics, and photographs to be transmitted on a wide scale to newspaper companies that produce a product for consumers.
Benefits of Newswires
- International access - Reporters for newswires cover news all over the world.
- Complete stories - Newswire service reporters cover the story, write an article on the story and then submit the story by electronic means to participating newspapers.
- Local control - Newspapers can choose whether they would like to print the story made available by the newswire service
- Availability - Local television news companies can obtain news from all over the world using these newswire services.
- Reliability - The stories are often more reliable and more unbiased than the stories that are delivered from local reporters.
An example of a newswire service company is the Associated Press preparing stories for The Wall Street Journal.
newswire definition by American Heritage Dictionary