Glossary Entry: Rootersnoos

An intergalactic news and infotainment (or “noos”) agency owned cooperatively by member news services scattered about the settled Multiverse, but operating independently. Rootersnoos both supplies content, written and broadcast by its huge full-time staff, and distributes stories submitted by reporters from its member services and stations. Non-owning broadcasters may become Rootersnoos subscribers, purchasing content from the agency for a hefty cyclical fee. A number of Rootersnoos Ferrets (their clever designation for reporters) have become inextricably linked to the primary outlets for their work, most notably tap-dancing ferret Jimmy the Snout and Rec Station News.