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Blog Expert Daou Launches 'News Unfiltered' Featuring U.S. Newswire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2005--Peter Daou, an innovator in the fast-growing, influential world of Weblogs (or blogs), today announced the launch of "News Unfiltered" (http://newsunfiltered.com), a new blog designed to provide bloggers worldwide with breaking news and information issued directly from leading news sources without the filter of the news media. News Unfiltered will feature content from U.S. Newswire, a division of Medialink Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLK) that provides full-text and multimedia news on behalf of leading public interest news sources worldwide.

"News Unfiltered was established because bloggers thrive on fresh, unfiltered material that is in the pre-publication stage -- just breaking," said Daou. "The goal of News Unfiltered is to provide a resource that makes this material more accessible for bloggers in a timely and user-friendly manner. I am really pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with U.S. Newswire, which has such great content on the top issues of the day, to be the source for this exciting project."

"Blogs are playing an increasingly significant role in the news and communications landscape, and we are excited to have partnered with Peter, who is recognized as a pioneer in the blog world," said U.S. Newswire President Bill McCarren. "News Unfiltered provides yet another great vehicle -- in addition to our wire feeds to newsrooms, our content partnerships with Yahoo! News, AOL News, Google News, and our direct feeds to lawmakers at government and legislative offices -- to deliver our clients' news to all of the influential audiences they are trying to reach."

Earlier this year, Daou's blog aggregator, the "Daou Report" (http://daoureport.salon.com) was acquired by Salon (http://www.salon.com), making his one of the first blogs to be acquired by a media company. The Daou Report is now published on Salon, which ranks among the top 2,000 websites worldwide in visitor traffic. News Unfiltered will be featured on the Daou Report on a regular basis, helping provide bloggers worldwide with raw content for comment and debate.

About Peter Daou & The Daou Report:

Peter Daou is publisher of the Daou Report, (http://daoureport.salon.com) which tracks leading blogs, message boards, news outlets, and independent websites from across the political spectrum -- providing a snapshot of the latest news, views, and online buzz. A political consultant specializing in online communications, Daou consults with leading political and public policy institutions including the United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation to help them bolster their online communications strategies. In addition to the Daou Report, Peter guest blogs at Truthout's Town Meeting and administers the UN Foundation-sponsored UN Dispatch.

About U.S. Newswire:

U.S. Newswire (http://www.usnewswire.com), a division of Medialink Worldwide Inc., provides professional production, distribution and monitoring of full-text and multimedia news on behalf of leading public interest news sources worldwide who seek to reach the news media, policy makers and the general public with their up to the minute news developments.

Founded in Washington, D.C., in 1986, U.S. Newswire maintains regional news bureaus throughout the United States, serving the communications needs of key interest groups, associations, government agencies and other public interest news sources in communities large and small.

Utilizing the latest in communications technology, U.S. Newswire content is delivered to print, broadcast and online media worldwide via the most comprehensive satellite newswire and Web-based distribution network.

About Medialink:

Medialink (http://www.medialink.com) is a global leader in providing unique news and marketing media strategies and solutions that enable corporations and organizations to inform and educate their target audiences with maximum impact on television, radio, print, and the Internet. The Company offers creative services and multimedia distribution programs including video and audio news and short-form programming, press release newswire distribution, and photography production and digital distribution. Through its subsidiary,

Teletrax(tm), Medialink also provides global television tracking and media asset management services to help clients determine return on investment from their programming and advertising efforts. Based in New York, Medialink has offices in major cities throughout the United States and an international hub in London. Medialink is publicly traded on Nasdaq (stock symbol: MDLK).

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CONTACT: The Daou Report
Peter Daou, 212-945-4393
peter@daoureport.com
or
U.S. Newswire
Brian Taylor, 800-544-8995, ext. 25
btaylor@usnewswire.com

SOURCE: Medialink

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