International news agency

International news agency

  1. Reuters

Reuters is an international news agency founded by Paul Julius Reuters. It was established in 1851. It was owned by Thomson Corporation in 2008. Its headquarter is in London.


About Reuters:-

Reuters worked at a Book Publishing firm in Berlin. In 1851 he moved to London and established a news wire agency at London Royal Exchange. Reuters is listed in both the London and New York stock exchange.

Reuters receives 10% of its revenue from the subscribers and rests 90% from its financial services. Reuters employee some 2500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in about 200 location worldwide.

Reuters merged with Thomson Organisation in 2008 and became Thomson Reuters.

  1. Associated Press

It is a non for profit agency founded on May 22, 1846. Its headquarter is in New York. Its members are U.S newspapers and broadcasters. Its has received 53 Pulitzer Prize. It received 2019 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage of the Civil War in Yemen.


AP produced content in English, Spanish, and Arabic. AP operates 263 News Bureues in 106 countries. It also operates AP radio Network. It uses inverted pyramid formula for making news.


About AP:-

It was formed in 1846 by five daily newspapers in New York, The Sun, New York Herald, New York Courier & Enquirer,The Journal of Commerce, and New York Evening Express.

In 2011, AP expanded its fact checking web presence to twitter.

AP has Sports Awards in:-




In 1994, APTV ( associated press television) was founded to provide news to TV broadcasters. In 1998, AP purchased WTN ( worldwide t.v news) from the ABC news division of the Walt Disney Company, Nine Network Australia and ITN London. It was the first news agency to launch a live video service in 2003.

Controversies and Ligitation:-

  • Christopher Newton
  • FBI Impersonation Case
  • Fair use Controversies
  • Copyright & Intellectual Property
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Hot News
  • Illegal Immigrant
  • Hoax Tweet & Flash Crash
  • Justice Department Subpoena of Phone records
  • Claims 0f Biased reporting
  1. Agence France Press

AFP is the world’s oldest news is an International news agency founded in 1835 as Agence Havas. Its headquarter is in Paris, France.


Its regional headquarters are in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong, and Washington DC and News Bureaux.

About AFP:-

AFP was founded as Agence Havas in 1835 in Paris by Charles- Louis Havas.two Havas employees Pal Julius Reuters and Bernhard Wolf set up their own news agency in London and Berlin.

In 1991, AFP set up joint venture with Extel to create financial news services AFX news. It was sold in 2006 to Thomson Financial.

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