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ProfNet Experts Available on Live Streaming, Texas Oil Boom Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive updates by email, drop us a note at profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • A New West Texas Oil Boom 
  • March Madness Is Streaming More Than Ever -- Bad News for Bandwidth?

MEDIA JOBS 

  • Loans Reporter – Bloomberg News (NY) 
  • Part-Time Reporter – Courthouse News Service (TX) 
  • Fashion Copywriter – Amazon (WA)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • #ConnectChat Recap: Trading Journalism for Communications  
  • NAHJ Conference Recap: I Am My Own Boss 
  • From Australia to the Big Apple

EXPERT ALERTS:

A New West Texas Oil Boom
Arthur Wright
Attorney
Thompson & Knight in Dallas
"While oil and gas deposits in other regions of the state have garnered more drilling and transactional activity, one quietly emerging West Texas shale formation holds reserves that could surpass all those other better-known plays. The Cline Shale, stretching below the surface of 11 West Texas counties, holds an estimated capacity of 30 billion barrels of oil, three times that of the Eagle Ford. It's a complex region with overlapping deposits. It has tremendous potential and could be reminiscent of the East Texas oil boom of the 1920s. Small operators have owned producing leases for many years, and most are interested in holding and developing their assets. These independents need capital, so we are seeing increased interest in joint ventures and investments from capital providers."
News Contact: Barry Pound, barry@androvett.com 

March Madness Is Streaming More Than Ever -- Bad News for Bandwidth? 
Dror Gill 
CTO 
Beamr 
"When the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament first streamed games online in 2003, hardly anyone watched the games on the computer due to poor connection speed and quality issues. This year, more than 31 million people are expected to watch online or via their mobile device or tablet -- in the first week of the tournament alone." 
Gill, is available to discuss advancements that have been made in streaming video to allow this shift, and how it will need to change to accommodate higher-quality video. He can also break down compression and bit-rate details about online streaming video in sports and streaming video. 
Media Contact: Jerry Schranz, jschranz@beckermanpr.com 

MEDIA JOBS: 

Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: http://bit.ly/pncjobboard 

See more listings here.

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com 

  • #CONNECTCHAT RECAP: TRADING JOURNALISM FOR COMMUNICATIONS. On March 19, ProfNet hosted a Twitter-based chat with Gina Vergel of Fordham University. Vergel, a former journalist, talked about how she transitioned into marketing and communications. To read a recap of the chat: http://bit.ly/YGMaOM  
  • NAHJ CONFERENCE RECAP: I AM MY OWN BOSS. At the National Association of Hispanic Journalists regional conference earlier this month, a panel of experts discussed strategies and ideas on how to be a successful entrepreneur. You can read a recap of the workshop here: http://bit.ly/XOUQqF  
  • FROM AUSTRALIA TO THE BIG APPLE. Congratulations to ProfNet member Jason Henham of Slate Consulting, who was featured in Times Square last week as part of our Facebook promotion. Want to know how you can be featured in Times Square? Visit http://bit.ly/WBoizJ

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