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Weekly News Digest

August 5, 2010 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Content Added to Publish2 News Exchange

Publish2 announced that Demotix, the open photo agency for independent journalists, will begin offering content via Publish2 News Exchange when it launches photo support later this summer. With the addition of Demotix to News Exchange, newspapers will also be able to buy photos a la carte for coverage of major news events around the U.S. and around the world.

Launched in January 2009, Demotix now has more than 3,200 active reporters in 190 countries around the world, a 250,000-strong picture archive, and a monthly growth of more than 20,000 editorial images and video.

Publish2 also recently announced that ProPublica, GlobalPost, Texas Tribune, and Texas Watchdog have recently created their newswires in Publish2's platform for sharing and distributing journalism in print and across the web.

  • ProPublica stories are available for free, for print or online publication.
  • GlobalPost is an international news service that employs a core team of more than 50 correspondents around the world and works with more than 125 freelance journalists to produce top-shelf news and features. The GlobalPost newswire is available now in News Exchange for their existing syndication customers
  • The Texas Tribune covers every major issue in the state of Texas as a nonprofit news organization. Subscribers to its newswire may publish their stories in full-in print and online-for free, in exchange for proper attribution and links.
  • Texas Watchdog is another Lone Star state nonprofit digging into politics and local issues with original investigative reporting. Its newswire is also free.

Publish2 News Exchange enables newspapers to create a comprehensive, customized newswire for print, combining content sharing networks with the highest quality free and paid news sources. Publish2 News Exchange, which launched in May 2010, was established to disrupt the "Associated Press monopoly over content distribution to newspapers."

Source: Publish2

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