aka newspaper syndicate, a press syndicate, and a feature syndicate.
agency that sells writing and artwork to newspapers and other media. syndicates are for soft news, for columns, comic strips, humor columns, etc
Unlike wire services (News Agency) providing content to all interested parties, they sell exclusive rights to their work to one client in a territory
source - Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "newspaper syndicate". Encyclopedia Britannica Accessed 1 May 2023.