The Presseportal API allows access to all content (text, image, sound and video) within the Presseportal database for private use in projects and applications. The API is designed for all developers and project managers free of charge. Presseportal is the database for press material in text, image, video and sound of more than 15,000 press offices of business, industry, politics, sports and culture. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML. An API key is needed to use the API. Site is in German but documentation is in English.
After claiming in a previous post that there are no German publishers with APIs, I discovered that German news agency dpa is offering the Presseportal API for its press release service. Agencies are an integral part of the news ecosystem, and especially because the dpa is an international API provider it is a great pleasure for me to put some more light on its services.