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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Strle

Ten Newswire Industry Terms You Need to Know

You’ve crafted and edited your news release and now you’re ready to send it into the world. But you’re running across terms like “SEDAR” and “ticker” that are making you scratch your head. To help you navigate the jargon of the newswire world, we’ve put together a list of 10 terms you need to know.

Confirming the Details

At Newsfile, every news submission is followed by a friendly call from a News and Filing Specialist within 15 minutes of you hitting send. We’ll run through the details you submitted, like the headline and the selected distribution package, so we’re all on the same page about where and when the release is going out.


Datelines are industry-standard pieces of text inserted before the body of an article that show when and from which city a piece of news goes out. Today’s dateline might look something like:

Vancouver, British Columbia (Newsfile Corp. - August 12, 2021).

Newsfile automatically generates datelines when a story hits the wire. If you end up delaying your news you don’t have to worry, the dateline will be current. All datelines are displayed in Eastern Time.


The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system is the system through which companies submit documents to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. This database is publicly available online.


To convert documents to HTML for posting on EDGAR. We generally require documents to be submitted in Word Format for Edgarization.


If you ever submit a piece of news that has the same content as a previous release of yours, we will ask you to include RETRANSMISSION – before its headline. This is an industry-standard method of preventing our downstream partners from categorizing news as a duplicate and rejecting it.

RSS Feed

What’s better than a feed of your news on our website? A feed of your news on your own website that updates in real time. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds can be customized to seamlessly integrate with your website and are a complimentary service provided by Newsfile.


The System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval is the system by which companies submit documents to Canada’s securities exchange commissions. Like its American cousin EDGAR, SEDAR is a publicly available online database. If you require your documents to be filed on SEDAR, we ask that you provide them in PDF form, unless otherwise stated.

Stock Exchange

Stock exchanges are marketplaces where shares of publicly traded companies are bought and sold. You might have seen some of these acronyms floating around for exchanges that are common among our clients:

CSE - Canadian Securities Exchange FSE - Frankfurt Stock Exchange NASDAQ - National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations TSX - Toronto Stock Exchange

Ticker Symbol

Otherwise known as a stock symbol or trading symbol, this is the one to four letter symbol that represents a trading stock. Such as AAPL: Apple Inc, TSLA: Tesla Inc, SHOP: Shopify Inc

Wire Service

Wire Services, like Newsfile, send a single piece of news to multiple news outlets within minutes. When a piece of news is submitted to outlets, it is said to have “crossed the wire”.

Don’t fumble with needlessly complicated industry jargon. Just reference this list we have so you can save time and get your news on the wire ASAP.



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