CNW Photos now featured on Newscom

Dec 15, 2010, 13:00 ET from Canada NewsWire Ltd.

TORONTO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Photos distributed by CNW will now be added as featured content on Newscom, an online photo archive. Newscom, a leader in providing high quality images to the media, reaches more than 5,000 members, including newspapers, web portals, broadcasters and editors in Canada and around the world.

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"CNW has expanded the audience for our clients' photos beyond that of any comparable service," said Nicole Guillot, Vice President, Product Management and Operations, CNW. "CNW clients are sure to benefit from increased photo pick-up given the high volume of media traffic to the Newscom site."

Today's media need compelling multimedia assets to run with stories, both online and off. Now in its fifth year, CNW Photo Services offers a cost-effective, one-stop solution for business photography needs. CNW clients can book a photographer, deliver images to newsrooms and archive photos in an online, media-accessible database.

Users of CNW's proprietary photo archive include 1,900 representatives from every major Canadian print media organization, most television stations, numerous radio stations and media websites, online news sites and blogs. Photos are also featured atop the popular CNW website as they are distributed and are returned in search results related to the issuing organization, along with relevant news releases and video.

CNW's XHTML newsfeed enables distribution of multimedia assets such as photos, video and audio files within the body of a news release over the wire, ensuring newsrooms have greater access to multimedia support for their stories than ever before. XHTML enables CNW's evolution of the newswire, from news release to news package.

About CNW

CNW is Canada's newswire company, connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers across the country and around the world. CNW is committed to providing integrated, intelligent communications and disclosure services that help clients work more efficiently and meet their objectives. In addition to newswire distribution, CNW offers webcast, video, photography, social media releases, translation, regulatory filing services and MediaVantage, a web-based solution offering real-time media monitoring, communications workflow solutions and campaign measurement capability.

Established in 1960, CNW is celebrating its 50th year as an industry leader.

About Newscom

Newscom is a world leader in providing customers with high-quality content from a vast array of global sources. Newscom offers customers one-stop access to more than 25 million rights-managed and royalty-free photos, graphics, illustrations, cartoons, caricatures, puzzles, videos and stories from more than 150 of the world's foremost publishers and content creators. Digital publishers around the globe count on Newscom to meet their creative and editorial needs each and every day, providing them what they need, when they need it.

SOURCE Canada NewsWire Ltd.