Press Release

NewsNow.co.uk meets need for Iraq war coverage

March 20th 2003

NewsNow.co.uk has responded to the massive hunger for news about the war in Iraq with a range of newsfeeds looking at aspects of the war.

In common with other news sites, NewsNow has noticed a dramatic rise in traffic as a result of the outbreak of war.

In five days the traffic on the Iraq newsfeed has almost doubled every day rising from 4,000 hits to 36,000 today.

"The war is obviously on top of everyone's minds now that hostilities have begun. We want to make it easy for people to see how coverage is developing and to easily see from minute to minute what is happening," said Nick Gilbert, NewsNow Chief Executive.

NewsNow has created a whole new category of newsfeeds which are accessible via a new dropdown menu on its portal site. These cover environment, The Bush cabinet, The Kurdish situation, humanitarian issues, the British Labour Party, the anti-war movement and a broad newsfeed taking all the main stories about the war itself.

"The situation in Iraq is a massive challenge for news organisations and journalists alike. Only through the use of a news portal like NewsNow can people compare and contrast coverage to make up their minds about what is really going on. I hope our dedicated feeds assist people in this process,"said Gilbert.

Newsfeeds available:

Contact Details

Struan BartlettManaging Director
Tel:+44 (0)845 838 8890

March 20th 2003, NewsNow Publishing Limited, London England

Background Information

NewsNow is Europe's pioneering Internet news monitoring agency and supplier of tailored, aggregated newsfeeds.

NewsNow's customers hail from the world's PR, marketing, communications and web design departments of SME, national and multinational businesses and charitable organisations.

These organisations use NewsNow to gather and monitor news relevant to their company, clients, competitors, market industry and sector. Their news feeds may be delivered to their inbox, to their intranet or extranet or alternatively to NewsNow's secure web archive interface.

NewsNow is one of only a few companies able to offer this kind of online monitoring. Its customers include Exxon, Rolls-Royce, AMD and Sony Computer Entertainment.

NewsNow Key Points

  • Searches over 43985 sources in real time
  • Monitors news in over 146 countries and 20 languages
  • Searches most leading international, national and regional newspapers; consumer, trade and technical titles; government press pages; press releases; blogs, webzines, newsletters and leading underground and alternative publications
  • Offers sophisticated positional and proximity matching - the ability to specify keywords and phrases and the relationships between them
  • No expertise necessary - professional staff take care of your changing needs
  • Sources added or removed on request
  • 30 day news archive
  • No per-article charges
  • Fixed monthly fees
  • Delivery by email alert, via secure web archive interface or to any intranet or website

NewsNow History

NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation website (www.NewsNow.co.uk) that fast became the UK's leading news portal. Today the portal features over 3300 topics and attracts 136 million page impressions monthly.

In 1998 NewsNow began delivering tailored news feeds to customers' websites.

In 2001, the addition of a sophisticated custom search engine capable of full-text search enabled NewsNow to deliver high-quality but cost-effective tailored Internet news monitoring solutions to PR, marketing and communications professionals of SME, national and multinational businesses and charitable organisations.



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