Wire Services Respond to Increased Communications Needs

PR Newswire, BusinessWire and U.S. Newswire responded to last Tuesday's disaster with special disaster channels, and in some cases, free services. Both BusinessWire and PR
Newswire set up disaster channels on their home pages, and BusinessWire offered free national media distribution for crisis communications releases through Friday, September 14.
U.S. Newswire continued to disseminate news from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services throughout the day of the attack, after shifting operations from a
vulnerable position in DC to mid-Atlantic satellite offices.