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Weekly News Digest

October 1, 2001 — 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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Tribune Media Services to Launch FluentMedia

Tribune Media Services (TMS; has announced the formation of a new Web-based information service for the corporate market. The content-licensing venture, known as FluentMedia (, will provide corporate Web sites with access to news, commentary, and analysis from major newspapers, premier trade publications, and other media sources. TMS is a subsidiary of the Chicago-based Tribune Co.

Using advanced information-filtering software, FluentMedia will offer its clients customized feeds of editorial content for use on their intranets, extranets, and direct-to-consumer marketing sites. Among the media organizations whose content will be available through FluentMedia are the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, and other daily newspapers; C/NET News; Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's New York Business; Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News; The Daily Deal; and many other daily and weekly trade publications.

The full text of news reports, feature stories, and opinion columns on the subjects of business, sports, entertainment, travel, health and fitness, government, politics, and international affairs will be available for licensing. According to the announcement, Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies are expected to be the primary users of FluentMedia.

Source: Tribune Media Services

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