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2014-04-07 08:25:38

Russell Simmons and Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word contest and radio special called "Raise Up." This nationwide contest is designed to use the power of spoken word and hip hop, as well as the reach of public media to foster a discussion among a diverse group of young people about their education and future aspirations. The contest will run from April 7...

2014-03-27 12:33:14

After leading newsrooms at NPR and USA Today, Lilleston steps in as head of Industry Dive's editorial department. WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Industry Dive, a business-to-business mobile-first digital media company, has hired Randy Lilleston as editor-in-chief. He will be responsible for directing editorial strategy across Industry Dive's portfolio of business publications. Lilleston comes to the company from NPR, where he was a supervising editor of digital...

2013-08-19 12:23:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The board of trustees of the National Geographic Society announced today that Gary E. Knell has been selected to succeed John M. Fahey as president and chief executive officer. Fahey will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Knell's appointment will occur later this year, following a transition from his current role as president and CEO of National Public Radio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130819/DC65952-a)...

2013-08-09 23:19:51

MobileRecharge.com launches an ongoing promotion for international top ups to Ncell Nepal. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 MobileRecharge.com launched a great offer on all top ups to Ncell Nepal starting July 31st. Multiple bonuses apply to mobile recharges of minimum 500 Nepalese Rupees. Bonuses amount to 60 or 125 Nepalese Rupees according to the value recharged. This promotion is an opportunity to offer someone dear extra credit on an international recharge. It is mainly...

2013-07-30 12:29:30

Provider of The World's Best Massage Chair(TM) to Underwrite a Variety of Programming BOULDER, Colo., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inada USA, the exclusive U.S. distributor of award-winning Inada brand massage chairs, announced today that it has become a corporate sponsor of National Public Radio (NPR). Underwriting messages began airing on July 29, 2013. Inada's sponsorship announcements will be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and Weekend Edition....

CBS Twitter Account Compromised By Syrian Hackers
2013-04-22 11:12:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another company with a large public presence saw their Twitter accounts hacked last week. Whereas other hackers have used company Twitter accounts to post homophobic or racist statements, these hackers made comments about the US and their involvement with Al-Qaeda. The so-called Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed responsibility for these digital takeovers as the Twitter accounts for CBS´s “60...

2013-03-11 08:25:40

A Multitouch Tapestry Of Iranian-American History WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drawing on everything from Ralph Waldo Emerson's odes to his beloved Persian poets to Pierre Omidyar's founding of eBay, The Persian Square, is a digital book that culls together over 30 media files including audio, video, stunning images and sharp storytelling, weaving a modern, multimedia tapestry of Iranian American history over the centuries. (Photo:...

2013-01-22 12:26:12

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivian Schiller (SVP and Chief Digital Officer, NBC News); Jonathan Miller (former Chief Digital Officer, News Corporation); and David Payne (Chief Digital Officer, Gannett Co., Inc.) will deliver keynote addresses at the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit, to be held on February 28, 2013 at Thomson Reuters at 3 Times Square in New York City, NY. Gartner Group recently reported that by 2015, 25% of all organizations will have a Chief Digital...

2012-11-06 16:21:49

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate and The Allstate Foundation announced today that up to $1.2 million for Sandy relief and recovery efforts will be available through the creation of a recovery fund and a company match. The new fund, supported through a $1 million allocation from The Allstate Foundation, will support local nonprofit organizations in affected areas that have capacity and capabilities but need resources to help people rebuild their lives. The Allstate...

2011-03-10 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by National Association of Black Journalists: Dear NABJ Members and Friends: The National Association of Black Journalists is very concerned about NPR's commitment to diversity in the wake of Vivian Schiller's resignation as President and CEO and Cheryl Hampton's departure as Director of News Staff Development. When Schiller arrived at NPR in 2009, she inherited a culture...