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Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella is Miss USA 2011!


Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella attends the official Miss USA 2011.

20 Jun 2011 05:18 Africa/Lagos

Miss California USA Crowned Miss USA 2011 During Live NBC Telecast



PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella, as Miss USA 2011. Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" host and executive producer Andy Cohen and "E! News" co-anchor Giuliana Rancic hosted the 60th Annual MISS USA® Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas . Kelly Osbourne of E!'s "Fashion Police" and Susan Castillo, Miss USA 2003, were also on hand providing skybox color commentary throughout the LIVE telecast.

Alyssa Campanella is a 21 year-old model from Sherman Oaks, California. After graduating a year early from high school, Campanella moved out on her own at age 17 to conquer the world. She enjoys collecting old history books and is passionate about space exploration.



Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella attends the official Miss USA 2011 after party at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Denise Truscello/Getty Images

The judging panel for the 2011 MISS USA® Pageant included: Tyson Chandler , Center for Dallas Mavericks and 2011 NBA Champion; Rocco DiSpirito , Celebrity chef; Mariel Hemingway , Oscar-nominated American actress and writer; Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller; Lil Jon , American rapper, music producer, and "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist; Caroline Manzo , from Bravo's hit series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Suzi Weiss-Fischmann , Co-Founder of OPI Products; Zuleyka Rivera , Miss Universe 2006; and Football Legend, Marcus Allen .

British Rapper Tinie Tempah performed his new song, "Written in the Stars" alongside featured artist Eric Turner during the evening gown portion of the competition.

Throughout the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Rima Fakih , MISS USA 2010, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million.

Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Tennessee USA, Ashley Durham, will assume the duties of MISS USA 2011 if the titleholder is named MISS UNIVERSE 2011 or if for some reason MISS USA cannot fulfill her duties.

Second Runner Up: Miss Alabama USA, Madeline Grace Mitchell

Rest of Top Four: Miss Texas USA, Ana Christina Rodriguez

Rest of Top Eight: Miss Maine USA, Ashley-Lynn Marble
Miss South Carolina USA, Courtney Turner
Miss Hawaii USA, Angela Byrd
Miss Maryland USA, Allyn Rose

Rest of Top Sixteen: Miss Georgia USA, Kaylin Reque
Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Dawn Brannon
Miss Utah USA, Jamie Lynn Crandall
Miss Indiana USA, Jillian Wunderlich
Miss South Carolina USA, Courtney Turner
Miss Florida USA, Lissette Garcia
Miss Missouri USA, Hope Driskill
Miss New Mexico USA, Brittany Toll

MISS PHOTOGENIC USA™ Award: Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Brannon. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

MISS CONGENIALITY USA™ Award: Miss Kentucky USA, Kia Hampton. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the contestant's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

The MISS USA® 2011 prize package includes: a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs; a one year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; a year's worth of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; an assortment of high fashion bracelets made in Rwanda by women of the Same Sky Trade Initiative; an eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill ; a swimwear wardrobe by Kandy Wrappers; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; a year's supply of nail care products from OPI Products, Inc.; a year's worth of sun care products from Australian Gold; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss USA; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon ; a year's worth of cosmetics from Rain Cosmetics; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha ; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher ; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; year long consultation with Miss Universe Organization's Official Fashion Consultant, Alisha Crutchfield and access to a personal appearance wardrobe; professional media/public relations training and representation by Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City and the opportunity to represent the USA at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant this September in São Paulo, Brazil.

ABOUT THE MISS USA ® PAGEANT

The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers.

For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.

Follow Miss USA®:

* Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMissUSA
* YouTube: www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUSA
* Twitter: TheRealMissUSA
* Blogs: www.missusa.com/blogs/index


SOURCE The Miss Universe Organization

CONTACT: Brenda Mendoza of The Miss Universe Organization, +1-347-247-8568, +1-212-373-4983, BMendoza@missuniverse.com; or Dara Busch, +1-212-843-8079, +1-908-672-3378 Cell, dbusch@rubensteinpr.com

Web Site: http://www.missuniverse.com

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Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella is Miss USA 2011!



20 Jun 2011 05:18 Africa/Lagos


Miss California USA Crowned Miss USA 2011 During Live NBC Telecast

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella, as Miss USA 2011. Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" host and executive producer Andy Cohen and "E! News" co-anchor Giuliana Rancic hosted the 60th Annual MISS USA® Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas . Kelly Osbourne of E!'s "Fashion Police" and Susan Castillo, Miss USA 2003, were also on hand providing skybox color commentary throughout the LIVE telecast.

Alyssa Campanella is a 21 year-old model from Sherman Oaks, California. After graduating a year early from high school, Campanella moved out on her own at age 17 to conquer the world. She enjoys collecting old history books and is passionate about space exploration.

The judging panel for the 2011 MISS USA® Pageant included: Tyson Chandler , Center for Dallas Mavericks and 2011 NBA Champion; Rocco DiSpirito , Celebrity chef; Mariel Hemingway , Oscar-nominated American actress and writer; Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller; Lil Jon , American rapper, music producer, and "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist; Caroline Manzo , from Bravo's hit series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Suzi Weiss-Fischmann , Co-Founder of OPI Products; Zuleyka Rivera , Miss Universe 2006; and Football Legend, Marcus Allen .

British Rapper Tinie Tempah performed his new song, "Written in the Stars" alongside featured artist Eric Turner during the evening gown portion of the competition.

Throughout the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Rima Fakih , MISS USA 2010, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million.

Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Tennessee USA, Ashley Durham, will assume the duties of MISS USA 2011 if the titleholder is named MISS UNIVERSE 2011 or if for some reason MISS USA cannot fulfill her duties.

Second Runner Up: Miss Alabama USA, Madeline Grace Mitchell

Rest of Top Four: Miss Texas USA, Ana Christina Rodriguez

Rest of Top Eight: Miss Maine USA, Ashley-Lynn Marble
Miss South Carolina USA, Courtney Turner
Miss Hawaii USA, Angela Byrd
Miss Maryland USA, Allyn Rose

Rest of Top Sixteen: Miss Georgia USA, Kaylin Reque
Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Dawn Brannon
Miss Utah USA, Jamie Lynn Crandall
Miss Indiana USA, Jillian Wunderlich
Miss South Carolina USA, Courtney Turner
Miss Florida USA, Lissette Garcia
Miss Missouri USA, Hope Driskill
Miss New Mexico USA, Brittany Toll

MISS PHOTOGENIC USA™ Award: Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Brannon. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

MISS CONGENIALITY USA™ Award: Miss Kentucky USA, Kia Hampton. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the contestant's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

The MISS USA® 2011 prize package includes: a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs; a one year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; a year's worth of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; an assortment of high fashion bracelets made in Rwanda by women of the Same Sky Trade Initiative; an eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill ; a swimwear wardrobe by Kandy Wrappers; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; a year's supply of nail care products from OPI Products, Inc.; a year's worth of sun care products from Australian Gold; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss USA; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon ; a year's worth of cosmetics from Rain Cosmetics; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha ; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher ; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; year long consultation with Miss Universe Organization's Official Fashion Consultant, Alisha Crutchfield and access to a personal appearance wardrobe; professional media/public relations training and representation by Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City and the opportunity to represent the USA at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant this September in São Paulo, Brazil.

ABOUT THE MISS USA ® PAGEANT

The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers.

For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.

Follow Miss USA®:

* Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMissUSA
* YouTube: www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUSA
* Twitter: TheRealMissUSA
* Blogs: www.missusa.com/blogs/index


SOURCE The Miss Universe Organization

CONTACT: Brenda Mendoza of The Miss Universe Organization, +1-347-247-8568, +1-212-373-4983, BMendoza@missuniverse.com; or Dara Busch, +1-212-843-8079, +1-908-672-3378 Cell, dbusch@rubensteinpr.com

Web Site: http://www.missuniverse.com

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Most Americans Not Willing to Pay to Read News Content Online



29 Apr 2011 16:34 Africa/Lagos


Most Americans Not Willing to Pay to Read News Content Online
Even fewer than said they would pay 15 months ago

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As businesses explore best practices for success in the changing landscape created by the Internet, some companies have discussed charging for access to online content that was previously free. Some media outlets have discussed doing this, and The New York Times recently began charging online readers who view over 20 articles per month. But there may be trouble ahead as a recent Adweek/Harris Poll found that a large majority said they would be willing to pay "nothing" per month to read a daily newspaper's content online (80%). Of the one in five who would pay, 14% said they would pay between $1 and $10 per month while very few said that they would be willing to pay between $11 and $20 (4%) or more than $20 per month (2%).

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These are some of the findings of a new Adweek/ Harris Poll, survey of 2,105 U.S. adults surveyed online between March 29 and 31, 2011 by Harris Interactive.

Interestingly, while online paywalls are becoming more common, fewer people say they would be willing to pay to read content online now, than said so in late 2009—20% say they would be willing to pay for a daily newspaper's content online today, compared to 23% who said so in December 2009.

Other findings of the recent poll include:





* Younger adults are more likely than those older to pay for a daily newspaper's content online—over a quarter of adults aged 18-34 say they would (26%) compared to between 15% and 18% of all other age groups;

* Men are more willing to pay than women are—a quarter of men say they would (25%) with 18% saying they would pay between $1 and $10 per month, while only 15% of women say they would pay anything to read a daily newspaper's content online; and,

* The more education a person has the more likely they are to be willing to pay to read a daily newspaper's content online—over a quarter of college graduates say they would pay (28%) compared to one in five people who have attended some college (19%) and just 15% who have not attended any college at all.


So What?

Currently several major publications charge readers for their content online including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and most recently The New York Times . Unfortunately it seems that as these companies are adapting to a business environment increasingly dominated by the Internet, their readers are slower to embrace, or are resistant to, certain changes, especially when it comes to paying for something that has been free for so long. This raises several questions and areas for more research, including: how many Americans rely on the Internet for their news content, how particular are Americans about what publication or source they go to for their news, and, how do people think that media companies with large online presences should pay for the work that they do.


Click here for the complete details.



Friday, November 5, 2010

24/7 Nigeria is it!




24/7 Nigeria is attracting more foreigners than Nigerians and their commendations are really overwhelming.

24/7 Nigeria brings the latest news and information on Nigeria to the rest of the world and reports the rest of the world to Nigeria.

I am happy I started this news and information website with the cooperation and support of my younger brother Clarke EkenediriChukwu Eke. You see the power in brothers supporting each other to make a positive impact in the world.

Go and start something great and positive today.


~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
The Publisher/CEO
International Digital Post Network (IDPN)

Fast developing the largest Nigerian online news and information media network




Friday, September 24, 2010

Alliances With A24Media and Afrik.com Further Cements APO's Position as Global Leader in Dissemination of Africa-Related News

24 Sep 2010 10:00 Africa/Lagos

Media Relations - Alliances With A24Media and Afrik.com Further Cements APO's Position as Global Leader in Dissemination of Africa-Related News

DAKAR, Senegal, September 24, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- The African Press Organization (APO) announced today an alliance with A24 Media, Afrik.com and Afrik-News.com to distribute its wire service via http://www.a24media.com, http://www.afrik.com and http://www.afrik-news.com.


Through an agreement with the multi-lingual wire service, news releases issued by governments, political organizations, NGOs and United Nations duty stations across Africa concerning the continent's political, legal and social events and news will be made available to the more than 1.1 million readers of these well recognized leading websites concerning Africa affairs.


"As global leader in media relations services related to Africa, the African Press Organization is constantly exploring opportunities that provide quick access to current news releases from the African's most important institutions and companies," says Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO's Franco-Gabonese General Secretary.


"Aligning with A24 Media, Afrik.com and Afrik-News.com further cements our position as the global leader in distribution of Africa related press releases," Mr. Pompigne-Mognard added.


A24 Media is Africa's first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO's from around the continent.


Afrik.com and Afrik-News.com are a reference point for Afro-centric news items online as well as one of Google's best referenced pages concerning African news and events.


The African Press Organization is already engaged in active partnerships with PR Newswire, global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators (http://www.prnewswire.com), with LexisNexis, the worldwide leader in legal and News & Business information ( http://www.lexisnexis.com), and with BurrellesLuce, a 120-year-old media-monitoring service provider located in the U.S. ( http://www.burrellesluce.com).


About the African Press Organization (APO)


APO owns a media database of 25,000 contacts and is the most trusted and important Africa-related news online community. APO offers a complete range of media relations tools including press release distribution, press videoconference, webcasts, events promotion, and media monitoring.


The African Press Organization provides free services to African journalists, innovative communications products to Public authorities, companies, and supports many African and International institutions in their strategic communications.


http://www.apo-opa.org


Logo: http://www.apo-opa.org/LogoHD.JPG


Contact: Carine KAZADI, bdm@apo-opa.org, +41-22-534-96-75;


About Afrik.com and Afrik-News.com


Established in the year 2000, Afrik.com has grown to become a reference in afro-centric news items online as well as one of Google's well referenced pages. The website is the proud host of over a million visits per month.


About 1 million readers translates to over 5 million ads viewed each month by virtue of our satellite sites, which deal with cultural, beauty, travel, and economic issues among others. Popular among our readers is our newsletter, which is blasted off to thousands of registered visitors on weekly basis.


http://www.afrik.com and http://www.afrik-news.com


Contact: Frank SALIN, salinfranck@afrik.net, +33-140284938;


About A24 Media


A24 Media is Africa's first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO's from around the Continent.


More informations about A24 Media: http://www.apo-opa.org/A24Media.pdf


http://www.a24media.com


Contact : Asif SHEIKH, asif@a24media.com, +254-735-967-402.

Source: The African Press Organization (APO)

Contact: Frank SALIN, salinfranck@afrik.net, +33-140284938; Contact: Carine KAZADI, bdm@apo-opa.org, +41-22-534-96-75; Contact : Asif SHEIKH, asif@a24media.com, +254-735-967-402.



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lady Gaga's Epic New Video for 'Telephone' Featuring Beyonce to Make Its Worldwide Debut Exclusively on E! News Thursday, March 11 at 11:30PM


Lady Gaga's Epic New Video for 'Telephone' Featuring Beyonce to Make Its Worldwide Debut Exclusively on E! News Thursday, March 11 at 11:30pm. (PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records) LOS ANGELES, CA UNITED STATES


9 Mar 2010 14:00 Africa/Lagos

Lady Gaga's Epic New Video for 'Telephone' Featuring Beyonce to Make Its Worldwide Debut Exclusively on E! News Thursday, March 11 at 11:30PM

ONLINE PREMIERE AT VEVO.COM AND LADYGAGA.COM Lady Gaga Also Set To Talk With E! News' Ryan Seacrest for an Exclusive One-on-One Interview After 'Telephone' Hits E!'s Air

LOS ANGELES, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment Lady Gaga's "Telephone" danced through the radio airwaves, her millions of monsters worldwide have been eagerly and anxiously waiting for the music video debut of the hit single. The wait is finally over Thursday, March 11 when E! News exclusively premieres the epic video, which features pop superstar Beyonce, during the show's 11:30 PM broadcast. "Telephone" is the second single from Lady Gaga's platinum album The Fame Monster (Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope).


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The video will also make its online debut at midnight that evening on VEVO.com and LadyGaga.com so fans can view it again right away. VEVO will also offer the ability to watch the video with lyrics. After the video premieres on E! News, Ryan Seacrest will conduct an exclusive interview with this enchanting artist to dissect the inspiration behind "Telephone" and learn how she has been able to out-do herself yet again.


"What I like about it is it's a real true pop event," Lady Gaga said about the "Telephone" video in a February interview with KIIS-FM and E!'s Ryan Seacrest. "When I was younger I was always excited when there was a big giant event happening in pop music and that's what I wanted this to be."


Gritty, erotic and wildly fierce, this nine-minute, visually stunning, cinematic masterpiece features the inimitable Beyonce and is helmed by famed music video director Jonas Akerlund. Rich with Gaga's unique dance stylings, iconic costume design and unworldly hair and make-up, this is far from your typical music video.


Since breaking out onto the music scene in 2008 with her Grammy Award-winning debut album, The Fame, Lady Gaga has consistently shocked and inspired. The Fame spawned four No. 1 singles "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "LoveGame," and "Paparazzi," making her the first artist in Billboard history to accomplish that feat on a debut album.


Released on November 23, 2009, The Fame Monster is the follow-up to The Fame, and already has produced a fifth No. 1 single for Gaga with "Bad Romance." Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 10 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga's five singles have sold more than 17 million copies total. The video for "Bad Romance" has racked up more than 140 million online views.


Lady Gaga has said that the video for "Telephone" picks up where "Paparazzi" left off but will surpass its predecessor. In the new video, Gaga's on-screen chemistry with Beyonce transforms the song from a popular dance floor gem to a raw and explosive piece of art to be reckoned with. It is the second time the two entertainers have collaborated for a visual adventure, first on Beyonce's "Video Phone" and now on Lady Gaga's "Telephone."


Beyonce, who enjoyed a string of #1 hits on the dance charts in 2009, including "Diva," "Halo," "Sweet Dreams," which became her eleventh #1 single, and the Song of the Year at the 2010 Grammys, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," was thrilled to re-team up with Lady Gaga. "It was fun to work with Gaga again. This video was a unique opportunity to do something we think will surprise our fans in a creative, edgy way not always seen."


E!'s rich history of providing its audience with the latest breaking news in entertainment and pop culture makes it the perfect forum for this incredible, jaw-dropping premiere.


About Comcast Entertainment Group


Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; and G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to 97 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 64 million cable and satellite subscribers and Mystyle.com keeps women up to date on all the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. G4 is available in 69 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information.


About Interscope Geffen A&M


Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M Records embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M Records is part of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company.


About VEVO


VEVO is the leading innovative online premium music and entertainment service for consumers, advertisers and content owners that blends the very best in musical content with cutting-edge video technology and a thriving user community powered by YouTube. The content is made available across the VEVO Network, which includes VEVO.com (the service's marquee destination site), on YouTube through a VEVO-branded channel, and through a VEVO-branded embedded player. The service also serves as a syndication platform for additional internet destination sites, expanding the reach of the VEVO Network across the worldwide web.


VEVO was created in partnership by Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and the Abu Dhabi Media Company. It is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles and New York. The VEVO Network features the most extensive catalog of premium music content found anywhere on the web thanks to deals with such leading music companies as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, ABKCO, Big Machine Records, CBS Interactive Music Group, Concord Music Group, Hollywood Records, Lyric Street Records, Razor & Tie Entertainment, Walt Disney Records, Wind-up Records, Caroline Distribution, Fontana Distribution, INgrooves, IODA, RED and The Orchard, among many others. Explore VEVO at www.vevo.com


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PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com
Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Dennis Dennehy of Interscope Records, +1-310-865-7934,
d.dennehy@umusic.com, or Jennifer L. Press of VEVO, +1-212-331-2226,
jennifer.press@vevo.com, or Dave Tomberlin, davetomberlin@gmail.com, for Lady
Gaga, or Kira Wagner, +1-323-954-2516, kwagner@comcastnets.com, for E!


Web Site: http://www.interscope.com/


Monday, January 25, 2010

What is Government's Role in Supporting the News Business?

25 Jan 2010 15:40 Africa/Lagos

What is Government's Role in Supporting the News Business?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on the role of government in supporting newspapers and other news organizations will be released by the University of Southern California's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy on Thursday, January 28, 2010.


The report, Public Policy and Funding the News, is co-authored by Geoffrey Cowan, USC Annenberg School dean emeritus and director of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP), and David Westphal, former Washington Editor for McClatchy Newspapers and current CCLP senior fellow and USC Annenberg executive-in-residence.


The report examines a common myth: that the commercial press in the United States is independent of governmental funding support. According to the authors, "There has never been a time in U.S. history when government dollars were not propping up the news business. This year, federal, state and local governments will spend well over $1 billion to support commercial news publishers through tax breaks, postal subsidies and the printing of public notices."


Issues to be discussed include:
-- The impact of falling government subsidies on the news business today
-- A framework to consider various legislative and regulatory proposals
to support news and information
-- Public broadcasting support, including international broadcasting
initiatives
-- Antitrust regulations and intellectual property statutes
-- Publication requirements for public notices
-- Tax policies
-- Postal rates and regulations
-- Subsidies to expand broadband service


EVENT: Briefing on Government's role in supporting news organizations. Release of report "Public Policy and Funding the News"


LOCATION: National Press Club

DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2010

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Briefing and continental breakfast

PRESENTERS:

Geoffrey Cowan, director, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy


David Westphal, senior fellow, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy


About the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy


Based in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy conducts research and organizes courses, programs, seminars and symposia for scholars, students, policymakers and working professionals to prepare future leaders in journalism, communication and other related fields. Current projects include: Public Policy and the Future of News; The Constitution and the Press; Media and Political Discourse; Photographic Empowerment; Children's Media; and Women and Communication Leadership.


Contact: Carrie Collins, 301-664-9000


Source: USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

CONTACT: Carrie Collins of CCLP, +1-301-664-9000


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photo: PR Newswire and Publish2 Join Forces to Help Journalists Access and Share News Online


Andrew Hartman, Director, Online Services, PR Newswire, announces partnership with Publish2 that will enable members of PR Newswire for Journalists and Publish2 to utilize the services that each organization offers to the media community. (PRNewsFoto/PR Newswire) NEW YORK, NY AND RESTON, VA UNITED STATES 02/04/2009

5 Feb 2009 15:35 Africa/Lagos


Photo: PR Newswire and Publish2 Join Forces to Help Journalists Access and Share News Online

Partnership Brings 'Link Journalism' to PR Newswire for Journalists' Members; Introduces Publish2 Participants to PRNJ's Global Media Community

NEW YORK and RESTON, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire and Publish2, a technology company dedicated to helping journalism survive and thrive on the Web, announced today a partnership that will enable members of PR Newswire for Journalists and Publish2 to utilize the services that each organization offers to the media community..


To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/prnewswire/36906/


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For PR Newswire for Journalists (PRNJ) members, access to Publish2's service provides powerful tools for managing their research, incorporating links into their daily workflow, and building their individual journalist brand by creating profile pages that showcase their work. Key to Publish2's platform is its unique "link journalism" technology. The system enables reporters to easily discover, save, and publish links to the most interesting content on the web. Those links can be combined with journalists' original reporting to create news hubs that help to drive audience engagement.


"The results of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press' December 23rd report confirmed what many in the media industry already knew: the Internet has surpassed print media as the primary news source for the majority of individuals," said Andrew Hartman, director, Online Services, PR Newswire. "As consumers increasingly turn to the internet for their news, there is mounting pressure for journalists to become more involved in online news and to keep audiences engaged. Our partnership with Publish2 offers members of PRNJ a unique opportunity to harness the power of Web 2.0 through 'link journalism' to enhance their research, reporting and overall online presence."


PR Newswire's award-winning, media-only Web site, PRNJ, serves as a trusted source of news and information for journalists from more than 27,000 organizations around the world, as well as for thousands of bloggers. Now available to members of Publish2, PRNJ provides a platform for reporters and bloggers to access news of interest to them through customized news feeds based on keywords, industries, subjects, companies or geographic regions and states. In addition, PRNJ offers reporters and bloggers access to news releases through more than 500 RSS feeds covering different subject matters and industries.


"PRNJ will add greatly to our community of journalists on Publish2 by introducing our services to journalists at its 27,000 media organizations," said Scott Karp, CEO, Publish2. "And our journalist members can now take advantage of PRNJ's comprehensive news release platform to help their research and reporting on the web."


PR Newswire for Journalists members who have accounts with Publish2 will easily be able to save or post a news release accessed via PRNJ by clicking on the "Save It" button that appears in the upper right hand corner of every news release. Publish2 users who click on a news release link within the Publish2 platform will be directed to PRNJ where they can access the release directly. If users are members of one site but not the other, they will be prompted to take a few easy steps to sign up for the other platform where they can begin publishing links and viewing their saved news releases.


About Publish2


Publish2 (http://www.publish2.com/) is a technology company dedicated to helping journalism survive and thrive on the web. Publish2's link journalism platform is powering the next generation of news gathering and news distribution. Journalists across the world use Publish2 to make research and reporting more efficient and effective. Major news sites and vertical niche sites use Publish2 for prominent link-aggregation features that increase traffic and engagement. Publish2 is based in Reston, VA.


About PR Newswire


PR Newswire Association LLC (http://www.prnewswire.com/) provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. Using PR Newswire, these organizations are able to reach a variety of critical audiences including the news media, the investment community, government decision-makers, and the general public with their up-to-the-minute messages in text and multimedia format.


Established in 1954, PR Newswire has offices in 14 countries and routinely sends its customers' announcements to outlets in more than 170 countries and in more than 40 languages. Utilizing the latest in communications technology, PR Newswire content is considered a mainstay among news reporters, investors and individuals who seek breaking announcements from the source. PR Newswire's leading services include ProfNet(SM), eWatch(TM), MEDIAtlas(TM), Search Engine Optimization, MediaRoom, MediaSense(TM), MultiVu(TM), U.S. Newswire, the preeminent policy newswire in the industry, Vintage Filings, the fastest growing Edgar filing company, and Hispanic PR Wire, LatinClips and Hispanic Digital Network, the foremost Hispanic communications services. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, a leading global business media company that serves professional commercial communities around the world. For more information, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/.


About United Business Media Limited


UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


For more information, go to www.unitedbusinessmedia.com

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Vice President, Public Relations
PR Newswire
rachel.meranus@prnewswire.com
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