Agència Catalana de Notícies
The Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN; English: Catalan News Agency, CNA) is a news agency owned by the Catalan government via the public corporation Intracatalònia, SA. It is one of the first digital news agencies created in Europe and has been operating since 1999. It is a pioneer in the use of information technologies, teleworking and decentralised organisation applied to a virtual journalistic environment.
The ACN currently employs over 80 professionals and has branches in Madrid, Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin and New York. Furthermore, it shares information with other state-owned agencies and is a member of ANSAmed, the group of Mediterranean agencies. The ACN offers its informative contents in text, photographic, video and audio formats to over 250 different subscribers, such as television channels, radio channels, the press, the digital press, institutions and businesses. 70% of Intracatalònia, SA is owned by the Catalan government, with the Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals as a minority shareholder.
- Boyd-Barrett, Oliver, ed. (2010). News Agencies in the Turbulent Era of the Internet. Departament de la Presidència de la Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN 978-84-393-8303-1.