PR Newswire Named Official Newswire for Both 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
Electronic Distribution Contributes to Conventions' Environmental Sustainability Efforts

PR Newswire announced today that it has been selected as the Official Newswire for both the 2008 Democratic and the Republican National Conventions.

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PR Newswire will be the central resource to communicate breaking news releases, speeches, schedules and other information issued by the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 25-28, in Denver and the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minn., Sept. 1-4.

"PR Newswire once again welcomes the opportunity to serve as the official newswire for both the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. This marks the second consecutive Presidential election that PR Newswire has managed the news distribution requirements for both parties' conventions," said Brian Taylor, vice president, PR Newswire Public Interest Services. "Beyond our unmatched experience working with government and political organizations and our ability to disseminate news on a global scale to thousands of media outlets and millions of online news consumers worldwide, PR Newswire's electronic news distribution network offers both Conventions the added benefit of minimizing their environmental footprint by reducing the 'paper trail' produced by each event. We are very pleased to have been selected by the Conventions to ensure their news is reaching the broadest possible audience while helping their operations remain environmentally friendly."

As the Official Newswire to the Conventions, PR Newswire is providing real-time, customizable, electronic distribution of news releases, media advisories, schedules, speeches and other convention materials to the thousands of reporters, bloggers and other members of the media covering both events. Releases and announcements are be delivered to print, broadcast and online media nationwide via direct wire feed, as well as via PR Newswire for Journalists, a media-only website at Media registering with PR Newswire have breaking convention news delivered electronically to their office, home or handheld PDA device. PR Newswire will also provide Convention staffers with media research services and Spanish translation of press releases and speech texts.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association LLC ( 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 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, full-text news developments.

Established in 1954, PR Newswire has offices in 14 countries and routinely sends its customers' news 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 news from the source. PR Newswire's leading services include ProfNet(SM), eWatch™, MEDIAtlas™, Search Engine Optimization, MediaRoom, MediaSense™, MultiVu™, 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 of London.

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CONTACT: Brian Taylor, Vice President of PR Newswire Public Interest
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