[Nfbnet-members-list] NFB-NEWSLINE(r) Adds Five Meredith Magazines to Lineup

Freeh, Jessica JFreeh at nfb.org
Fri Mar 25 01:51:21 UTC 2011



Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314, ext. 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

Jen Harken

Corporate Communications Manager

Meredith Corporation

(515) 284-3125

(515) 229-7834 (Cell)

Jen.Harken at meredith.com

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Five Meredith Magazines to Lineup

New Publications Offer More Content, More Variety to Subscribers

Baltimore, Maryland (March 23, 2011): The 
National Federation of the Blind is pleased to 
announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®­its free service that 
provides independent access by print-disabled 
people to hundreds of local and national 
publications as well as TV and job listings­has 
partnered with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) 
to offer five leading publications to subscribers.

The addition of Better Homes and Gardens, Family 
Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, and 
Fitness will expand the already-wide variety of 
content offered by the service, including 
magazines that focus on science, technology, and 
culture.  Offering more than 300 newspapers, 
magazines, and wire feeds, NFB-NEWSLINE® provides 
subscribers with on-demand access and the ability 
to read only those sections and articles of 
interest to the user from the publications 
available.  Subscribers may read their favorite 
publications via a variety of methods, including 
using a touch-tone telephone, accessing content 
on the Web, or downloading publications to a 
digital talking book player or MP3 player.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind, said: “These 
magazines­in addition to the thirty other 
magazines offered through this groundbreaking and 
critically important service­will increase the 
value of NFB-NEWSLINE® to subscribers.  The 
National Federation of the Blind is pleased that 
NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to expand the diversity 
of its offerings to meet the variety of 
subscribers’ interests and needs.  These new 
magazines, which are being offered for the first 
time in their entirety to blind and 
print-disabled individuals, will benefit these 
readers by providing the information they need to 
enhance their health, homes, and family life.”

“Meredith helps women create rich and meaningful 
lives by focusing on the three areas that matter 
most­their families, their homes, and their 
health and well-being,” said Tom Harty, President 
of the Meredith National Media 
Group.  “Partnering with NFB-NEWSLINE® gives us 
the opportunity to provide this high-quality and 
service-oriented content to even more women on an additional media platform.”

“This is fantastic news for our subscribers,” 
said Scott White, who directs the NFB-NEWSLINE® 
program.  “Meredith magazines will provide our 
subscribers with content that reflects their 
areas of interest.  With these publications, 
NFB-NEWSLINE® expands its ability to provide the 
blind and others who cannot read print with 
interesting and useful information.”

NFB-NEWSLINE® allows those who cannot read 
conventional newsprint due to a visual or 
physical disability to access publications as 
well as television and job listings over the 
telephone, on the Web, or by download to digital 
talking book players or MP3-playing devices.

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit 
Those interested in subscribing to the service 
may fill out the online application form, write 
<mailto:nfbnewsline at nfb.org>nfbnewsline at nfb.org, 
or call (866) 504-7300.  In order to be eligible 
for NFB-NEWSLINE®, an individual must be a US 
resident who is legally blind or has a physical 
or learning disability that prevents the independent reading of newspapers.


About the National Federation of the Blind

With more than 50,000 members, the National 
Federation of the Blind is the largest and most 
influential membership organization of blind 
people in the United States.  The NFB improves 
blind people's lives through advocacy, education, 
research, technology, and programs encouraging 
independence and self-confidence.  It is the 
leading force in the blindness field today and 
the voice of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 
the NFB opened the National Federation of the 
Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and 
training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; 
www.meredith.com) is the leading media and 
marketing company serving American women. 
Meredith features multiple well-known national 
brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, 
Parents, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, 
Fitness, More and American Baby – along with 
local television brands in fast-growing markets. 
Meredith is the industry leader in creating 
content in key consumer interest areas such as 
home, family, health and wellness and 
self-development. Meredith uses multiple 
distribution platforms – including print, 
television, online, mobile, Tablets, and video – 
to give consumers content they desire and to 
deliver the messages of its advertising and 
marketing partners. According to the Advertising 
Industry Reports (AIR) survey of over 1,500 
agency and marketing professionals, Meredith is 
the nation’s “Highest Rated Media Company.”

Additionally, Meredith uses its many assets to 
create powerful custom marketing solutions for 
many of the nation's top brands and companies. 
Meredith has significantly added to its marketing 
solution capabilities in recent years through the 
acquisition of cutting-edge companies in areas 
such as digital, mobile, word-of-mouth, social and database marketing.

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