In this new position, Kathy's role will be to lead our staff of editors to stronger journalistic standards and streamline our editorial review process
Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) May 4, 2005
PRWeb, one of the largest distributors of news releases and the industry leader in online visibility of press releases, has appointed Kathy Sheehan as managing editor.
Sheehan is a former newspaper reporter, journalism instructor and publications editor who will oversee editorial services and standards for PRWeb, PRWeb Direct and eMediaWire.
Begun in 1997 as a free press release newswire, PRWeb has since expanded to include a service bureau, PRWebDirect, offering enhanced search engine optimization, press release writing services and targeted e-mail distribution to more than 100,000 media outlets, industry analysts and other subscribers. PRWeb distributes news releases in English, French, Spanish (through AmbosMedios) and Chinese (via WunZhang). The company has received media coverage in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and the March 14, 2005 issue of PRWeek.
Sheehan brings experience as a daily newspaper reporter and editor for some 20 years in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlantic City, N.J., and Bellingham, Wash. She was most recently employed as an editor for several print and online publications at Western Washington University in Bellingham where she was also a part-time journalism instructor.
"We are committed to improving the quality of content provided by the PRWeb network of sites. Kathy Sheehan brings strong journalism and public relations credentials to our team," said PRWeb founder and CEO David McInnis.
"In this new position, Kathy's role will be to lead our staff of editors to stronger journalistic standards and streamline our editorial review process," added Mick Jolly, PRWeb Executive Vice President.
Sheehan has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University and an M.A. in communications from the University of Washington where she conducted research on online news.
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Launched in 1997, PRWeb was the original free press release newswire on the Internet. Since 1997, PRWeb has evolved into a full-featured press release wire service. PRWeb, the leader in online press release visibility, pioneered search engine-optimized news and now distributes over 10,000 press releases a month for small- to medium-sized companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
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