- The Starfleet News Service is distinct from any Federation media (such as the similarly-named Federation News Service), which probably have less strictures regarding potential embarrassment to Federation institutions, interstellar security, etc. Starfleet News Service is assumed to be similar in form and function to the American military department that provides Stars and Stripes and the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network.
In 2375, Starfleet News Service correspondents traveled to several different Federation, allied and non-allied worlds (and even the Q Continuum) to report and write feature articles for print or produce feature segments for broadcast. (New Worlds, New Civilizations)
- Friedman, Michael Jan. Star Trek: New Worlds, New Civilizations. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.