Prior to the electronic media, the print media was the only and reliable source of the news. The newspapers in early ages were not so much developed as compared to current newspapers. The contemporary newspapers and news services are highly correlated to each other. For a single company of newspaper, it was very difficult to find minor news from each and every area. No doubt there is no end of news prevailing at some place. Before commercializing the news industry, only limited number of news could be available for publishing in the newspaper.
After when things were becoming commercialized related to every area of life, media history observed the evolution of news services industry. In start these news services were affiliated with single newspaper to search the news and render them to the concerned newspaper. With the passage of time, this area of services went commercialized. The news services companies were afterwards named as news agencies. These agencies have to search the news through their sources. This news is further rendered to different newspapers against some consideration which is fixed in terms of number of news.
Nowadays, the leading news agencies provide the services of news to all of the newspapers. It is based upon the credibility of news which is published. In start this practice was done only in print media. But now electronic media also gathers news from news agencies. However the proportion of news is not so much significant in case of electronic media. Electronic media significantly relies on its own news gathering resources such as widely spread news reporting team. It is because a television news channel has to cover the events in wider terms than to the print media.
News agencies or news services are still a reputable source of published news. It is a common practice that news taken source is mentioned in the news when it is published at very start. News agencies are also facing counter challenges of being wider and everyday increasing needs. To cater these needs and challenges, they have to put innovation in services because news gathering is a simpler task now. For this reason, news agencies are found indulged in other activities as well such fulfilling corporate social responsibilities, event coverage reporting and advertisements as well.
Sometime event reporting at reputable organizations may be a concern of advertisement agencies. It is considered only when the organization is willing to pay its share to make the news or event reached to media. Event coverage strategies are predefined in the legislation of the news agencies that whether they are permitted or not. If it was not predefined, the agency has to amend their policy before exercising the activity. The news services agencies have become a vital part of media. Media coverage is thereby cannot be catered without such services. While the news agencies are busy to sustain their reputation among the high rated newspapers, the high rated newspapers are busy to find the best news services to maintain the quality and credibility of their paper among the competition.