News agencies are fast-rising because of the increase in demand for information by members of the public. In these present times, new agencies are emerging but we’ll mention 7 news agencies that have gained relevance and importance over the years till the present year.
Below is the list of the top 7 international news agencies in the world:
1. The New York Times Company:
The New York Times company whose headquarters is in Manhattan, New York City, is the news agency that prints, broadcasts, and publicizes the New York Times newspaper, one of the leading newspaper outlets in the world. As of 2019, the number of employees was numbered at about 4500. It was founded in the year 1851 by the duo Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.
2. News Corps:
is an American news agency that was formed from the insolvent News Corporation (formed in 1980) designed as Newscorps. It was established in the year 2013 as the rip-off/brainchild of the News Corporation. While most news agencies focused more on news reporting, Newscorps bordered across different aspects such as book publishing, digital real estate information, and cable television. It was formed by Rupert Murdoch on the 28th day of June 2013.
3. Thomas Reuters Corporation:
This agency is a Canadian-based group of news reporting/broadcast companies founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the year 2008 by Thomson Reuters. Reuters News is one of the subsidiaries of this agency. It currently engages the services of over 2500 journalists and more than 500 photojournalists in over 150 locations in the world.
4. Aljazeera Media Network:
formerly called Al Jazeera satellite network formed in Wadi Al Sail, Doha. Al Jazeera media network is a conglomerate of smaller news reporting outlets like Aljazeera English, Aljazeera Arabic, and others. It was founded in Qatar in 1996 by Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani. One of their subsidiaries is the Al Jazeera podcast. Aljazeera provides news in more than 3 languages and has worldwide coverage. It was the only news outlet that covered the war in Afghanistan live and direct.
5. BBC News:
Formerly known as BBC NEWS 24 is a British democratic television news channel. There are about 7 sister channels under the umbrella of BBC news. Its first broadcast as BBC NEWS 24 was on the 9th day of November at about 5:30 pm. Its broadcasts cover only the United Kingdom, Ireland. It was relaunched on April 21 2008 as BBC NEWS.
6. Associated Press:
This is a voluntary news agency founded in New York, 1846 with about 3000 employees. It broadcast news reports in only three languages which are English, Spanish and Arabic. It was formed by 5 news outlets to share the costs for reporting and broadcasting the Mexican-American war.
7. Agence France-Presse:
Established as Havas, is the oldest known news agency in the world dated as far back as 186 years ago (formed in 1835). It has its headquarter in Paris, France. It has a worldwide coverage network. It also has regional headquarters in 151 countries in 201 locations. It is broadcast in 6 major languages.
These 7 news agencies have achieved incredible milestones and are considered some of the best in the world.