U.S. Newswire Outlines Upcoming Newsmaking Opportunities

U.S. Newswire, a for-profit press release distribution service, faxed the PR Watch office advising us of "numerous newsmaking opportunities." "You should be working now to position your organization as a key news source for media working on these and other stories," said the news release. "One of the best ways to do this is via U.S. Newswire. USN's direct wire service feed into newsroom computer systems allows you cut [sic] through the clutter and make sure that your releases, advisories, and statements are delivered to your targeted journalists' desktops in minutes, allowing them to see, access, edit and use your news releases in the same manner they use wire copy from the Associated Press." Of the upcoming events, USW highlights the World Bank/IMF Meetings: "More that 100,000 people are expected to descend on the World Bank/IMF meetings in nation's [sic] capital the last weekend in September to protest what they see as the negative effects on a global economy. In addition to the media coverage of the issues being protested, there will also be significant coverage on how the police handle the protests." View USW rates.