Newstream.com debuts, 6,000 journos signed on

NEW YORK: Business Wire and Medialink are finally ready to pull back the curtain on their Newstream.com Internet portal.

NEW YORK: Business Wire and Medialink are finally ready to pull back the curtain on their Newstream.com Internet portal.

NEW YORK: Business Wire and Medialink are finally ready to pull

back the curtain on their Newstream.com Internet portal.



The site is set for its full-fledged online debut tomorrow, though it

initially launched in late October for registration purposes only. To

date, 6,000 journalists have signed up for the service.



Tomorrow’s unveiling marks the debut of the site’s promised multimedia

content. ’Corporate communications departments invest substantial

resources creating these multimedia pieces, which end up on someone’s

shelf,’ said Business Wire PR manager Daniel Savio. ’We’re giving this

content new life by providing a place where online journalists can

access it.’



The fully functional site will offer streaming video and audio, live

webcasts, photos, press releases, financial information and other

corporate content. Among the sectors to be prominently featured are

technology, healthcare, business and world/government news.



While journalists can access the Newstream.com archives for free,

companies and organizations will be required to pay if they want their

information included. The pricing structure starts at dollars 995 for

text plus one multimedia element (such as a logo) for a six-month

placement. Each extra multimedia element costs an additional dollars

200.



Savio added that Business Wire and Medialink will also be generating

monitoring reports. ’These will show not only which media organizations

are visiting the site, but exactly what they are looking at when they

do,’ he said.



To gain access to the newstream.com archives, online journalists need

only register at the site. Multimedia content is available in a variety

of ’Web-ready’ formats, including GIG, JPGs and streaming video.



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