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Given the speed at which news is now disseminated, it's unlikely that you'll be able to provide 'breaking news' about your company. These kinds of stories are usually supplied by a wire service or a publication's internal reporters. You can, however, become a source for comment on current events and real time news by cultivating relationships with journalists. If the editor of a local newspaper knows that you're a reliable source for comment on business news in your area, he/she will likely call on you for quotes for relevant stories. Likewise, if you are available as a source for information on a specific topic, cultivate relationships with journalists that might need quotes on that topic. This will provide additional publicity for your company.