DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM), a multimedia company focused on urban news and entertainment which includes a robust digital media operation and the nation’s largest African American-owned family of newspapers, has entered into a content partnership agreement with Lee Bailey’s EURweb.com, one of the largest and most influential African American-oriented websites on the Internet.
Also known as Electronic Urban Report, EURweb.com is recognized as a leading source for urban entertainment, sports, politics and opinion. Founder and CEO Lee Bailey is a legendary broadcaster dating back to his days as a radio DJ on black stations in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1970s.
“Partnering with Lee Bailey and EURweb.com presents a tremendous opportunity for Real Times Media,” said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media. “Our websites and print publications feature great content created by outstanding writers and editors. This exciting new agreement with Lee Bailey and EURweb.com will make us even better, as we tap into Lee’s news, entertainment and opinion content from around the country.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Real Times Media will publish stories and articles from EURweb.com on its company-owned websites and their print counterparts: Atlanta Daily World (www.AtlantaDailyWorld.com), Chicago Defender (www.ChicagoDefender.com), Michigan Chronicle (www.MichiganChronicle.com), and New Pittsburgh Courier (www.NewPittsburghCourier.com).
The partnership, one of the first of its kind among two leading black-owned content companies, will benefit the Real Times Media brands through increased audience reach.
“We are proud to enter into this relationship with Real Times Media and its newspapers and websites,” said Lee Bailey, Founder and CEO of EURweb.com. “For us, this marks the start of a syndication strategy for our great editorial content, and we are proud to begin this with Real Times Media.”
ABOUT REAL TIMES MEDIA
Real Times Media (RTM) is a multi-media company focused on urban news, lifestyle information, and entertainment. Built on iconic brands whose legacies extend back more than 100 years, RTM’s family of companies include: Who’s Who Publishing Company, the premiere platform for celebrating African American achievement, the nation’s largest African-American owned and operated news organization including the Atlanta Daily World (www.AtlantaDailyWorld.com), Chicago Defender (www.ChicagoDefender.com), Michigan Chronicle (www.MichiganChronicle.com), and New Pittsburgh Courier (www.NewPittsburghCourier.com), along with RTM Digital Studios, an archival image licensing arm which houses more than two million photos, articles and other artifacts documenting the past 100 years of the African American experience.
Launched in 1997, EURweb.com is one of the largest news and entertainment websites on the Internet for urban and African-American audiences. The site attracted just under 4 million unique site visitors in 2013 according to comScore, a leading, independent Internet analytics company. EURweb.com’s internal analytics showed more than 12 million unique visits. The comScore rating ranked EURweb.com in the top 15 of all black websites in 2013.