Offers Journalists `Freedom of the Press' With Six Months
of Free Web Hosting; Offer Designed to Let Freelance
Writers Experience Benefits of Personal Web Sites
[14th November 2003]
CHICAGO, Nov 14, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- Freedom of the press is one of America's foundation
values. Web-services leader Hostway Corporation is making
it a tangible value by giving freelance writers and
journalists six months of free Internet Web-site hosting.
Many journalists and freelance writers
have begun using personal Web sites to develop business
opportunities, communicate with readers and clients,
maintain Weblogs or "blogs," facilitate the
submission and editing of manuscripts between themselves
and their editors, and achieve other goals both business
"The Internet is the ultimate First
Amendment medium," said John Lee, marketing director
of Hostway. "Freedom of the press is something
we take seriously, and we think our offer of free Web
site hosting for writers and journalists shows our support
for that idea. More importantly, it exemplifies our
belief in the concept that every person will soon have
a personal Web site to use as a basic platform for communication."
With the bewildering array of Web services
available to writers and journalists - many of whom
are unfamiliar with Web-hosting technologies and unsure
of their need or ability to manage a personal Web site
- Hostway's offer provides a simple, affordable solution
that lets writers experience the benefits of having
their own Web sites.
To the first 1,000 qualifying writers,
Hostway will provide hosting service at no charge for
the first six months - a savings of more than $120.
To qualify for the offer, journalists and freelance
writers only need to submit an article with their byline
that has been published in print or online since the
beginning of 2003 to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
is available at www.hostway.com/freepress.
Writers who take advantage of Hostway's
"Freedom of the Press" offer also may register
an Internet domain name through Hostway for just $6.95,
and can use Hostway's InstantSite service for $12.95
to build a simple, customized Web site.
Corporation provides Web hosting and managed technology
services to more than 300,000 customers worldwide. Hostway
helps individuals, small businesses and large enterprises
achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based technologies
by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998,
Hostway is one of the five largest Web hosting companies
in the world with offices in the Americas (Chicago,
Tampa and Vancouver), Europe (London and Amsterdam)
and Asia (Seoul and Sydney). For more information about
Hostway Corporation, please visit
www.hostway.com or call 1-888-290-5170.
SOURCE: Hostway Corporation
Mina Arsala, 312-238-0132
Paul Battaglia, 847-720-4753