Press Release: Publisher of Dallas South launches new media venture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2009
PRESS CONTACT Shawn Williams
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Williams is the publisher of the popular blog Dallas South. Dallas South was named one of Dallas’ Top 5 blogs by Outside.in, and finished 2008 ranked #49 of over 1,500 blogs tracked on the Black Blog Rankings by Electronic Village (electronicvillage.blogspot.com).
“DallasSouthBlog.com is the backbone of everything we plan to do,” said Williams of the new endeavor. “But I want to help others get their message out so they won’t have to always wait for other media outlets to do it for them.”
While Williams understands the value of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Ning, he also realizes that traditional media is still a driving force. “Dallas South New Media will work to bridge the gap between traditional media and new media; seasoned journalists and citizen journalists,” he said. “We all need one another.”
Shawn started his website Dallas South in June 2006 after reading an article in Men’s Health magazine. Since then, it has been featured on the NBC Nightly News as well as in major news outlets like The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Star, NPR, BBC, and MSNBC. Dallas South was also one of three blogs from Texas to receive press credentials for the historic Democratic National Convention in Denver last year.
“For the first quarter, I think Dallas South New Media will spend quite a bit of time trying to identify a publisher for my book,” said Williams. “But I’m already busy with an engagement this month at a church in my hometown (Paris, Texas) discussing how to use social media to achieve social justice.”
Shawn is also a freelance writer and a frequent columnist for The Dallas Morning News, The Paris News, and Friendship-West Praise and Power Pages. He credits his readers -who he refers to as the Dallas South Family- for all of the blogs success. “I couldn’t do any of this without the people who log on to Dallas South day in and day out.
While he did not release the number of daily visitors, Williams reports that Dallas South receives over 1 million hits per month.
Dallas South Blog is located at dallassouthblog.com. It features items on politics, sports, current events, and serves as a media watchdog.
Press Release by Dallas South New Media, specializing in social media, politics, and non-profits.