Hostway Offers Journalists ‘Freedom of the Press’ With Six Months of Free Web hosting
Chicago—November 14, 2003—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 websites 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 and personal.
"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 website 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 website 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 website— Hostway’s offer provides a simple, affordable solution that lets writers experience the benefits of having their own websites.
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 to Hostway 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 $7.95, and can use Hostway’s InstantSite service for $12.95 to build a simple, customized website.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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