U.S. Newswire

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U.S. Newswire is a U.S. national news release wire service established in 1986 and distributes media materials on behalf of a variety of customers particularly the U.S. government and non-profit agencies.

U.S. Newswire is based in Washington DC and was acquired from Medialink by PR Newswire on October 1, 2006.

History[edit]

  • 1986 - Founded
  • 1989 - Lexis-Nexis begins archiving all U.S. Newswire releases
  • 1993 - First news release wire service to distribute news for the White House Press Office
  • 1995 - Launches web site
  • 1999 - Merges with Medialink
  • 2000 - AOL publishes U.S. Newswire feed
  • 2001 - The White House Press Office under President George W. Bush start publishing on U.S. Newswire
  • 2001 - Yahoo! News publishes U.S. Newswire feed
  • 2002 - Launches full service photography service
  • 2003 - Google News publishes U.S. Newswire feed
  • 2004 - MSNBC.com publishes U.S. Newswire feed
  • 2005 - News Unfiltered blog launched
  • 2006 - Acquired by PR Newswire - http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prnewswire/25626/
  • 2007 - U.S. Newswire becomes PR Newswire Public Interest Services
  • 2008 - Named Official Newswire for 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
  • 2012 - Named Official Newswire for 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

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