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U.S. Newswire is a U.S. national news release wire service established in 1986 and distributes media materials for a variety of customers, particularly the U.S. government and non-profit agencies.
U.S. Newswire is based in Washington, D.C. and was acquired from Medialink by PR Newswire on October 1, 2006.
- 1986 - U.S. Newswire is founded by William McCarren (President) and Mark Bagley (Executive Vice President). Company headquarters is established in the National Press Building in Washington, D.C.
- 1989 - The Lexis-Nexis database began archiving all U.S. Newswire releases.
- 1993 - Became the first news release wire service to distribute news for the White House Press Office.
- 1995 - Launched web site.
- 1999 - Merged with Medialink.
- 2000 - AOL began to publish U.S. Newswire feed.
- 2001 - The White House Press Office under President George W. Bush began publishing on U.S. Newswire.
- 2001 - Yahoo! News began to publish U.S. Newswire feed.
- 2002 - Launched full service photography service.
- 2003 - Google News began to publish U.S. Newswire feed.
- 2004 - MSNBC.com began to publish U.S. Newswire feed.
- 2005 - News Unfiltered blog launched.
- 2006 - U.S. Newswire acquired by PR Newswire for $23 million.
- 2007 - U.S. Newswire re-branded as 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.
- 2014 - PR Newswire Public Interest Services business is dissolved, folded into general PR Newswire operations.
- 2015 - PR Newswire was sold to global media intelligence company, Cision, for $841 million.