When Your News Needs to be There in a Flash...
You've got breaking news to pass on to the news media in your area. You can call newsrooms with your info -- if you've got an hour -- or fax it to them -- and hope they see your fax mixed in with everything else. At certain times of the year, such as during a winter storm or after an earthquake, everyone is trying to reach stations and newspapers at the same time. Wouldn't it be better to be able to post your information in one place and have a system that passes it on immediately to all of the media and the public?
That's the principle behind FlashAlert Newswire. Each network region collects emergency information from a number of organizations in a specific media market and provides it to the media via a continuously updated website and by sending your info via e-mail to the newsrooms and into the medias own websites.On FlashAlert, the media will find information about schedule changes and other urgent information from schools, colleges, law enforcement, businesses, hospitals, utilities, cities and more.
FlashAlert can help you with your everyday news releases, too. A second channel allows subscribers to dispatch regular news releases to stations and newspapers in the cities they choose. FlashAlert sends releases to the news media in electronic format, so they don't have to retype it. You can attach a photo or sound file or PDF. To keep your news release alive longer, they go into an archive webpage where they remain available to the media for one month.
Try out FlashAlert. First, click on "View Info" at the left. Then click on Post a Test Message. Use the username "Test" and password "Test." Click on Enter/edit a closure/emergency report. Post an emergency message, click "Send", then go back to "View Current Info" to see how the media would see it.