TORRANCE, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope/Send2Press, a PR agency and news distribution organization established Jan. 1983, has announced its most popular news stories of 2005 disseminated through the Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com). The top-20 news stories, based on number of readings by journalists and media professionals is a fascinating cross section of the kind of news being announced by small businesses, and the type of news actually being read – and potentially reported on – by active news media professionals.

“Over the past 6 years, we have provided this annual list to our clients,” said Neotrope(R) founder and President, Christopher Simmons, a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and ASCAP. “Last year, we began announcing the list publicly since it is fascinating to see what our colleagues in the media actually read amidst the static of so much ‘news spam’ hitting the wires these days.”

PHOTO Caption: Say hello to “GoldenPalace.com,” formerly known as Terri Iligan.

“This year we saw a lot of traction from stories related to podcasting, non-fiction books, offbeat eBay auctions, rap music celebrity endorsements and computer technology innovations.”

Simmons added, “For an interesting contrast, this year we’ve also included the most popular stories read by the public, which shows the preponderance of interest in sex and celebrity related topics.”

“Media Read” results were tabulated based on number of “reads” by the media through the Send2Press.com website in HTML, PDF, and plain-text formats; through readings on the PRNJ site (if applicable), through clipping service click-throughs from sources like CyberAlert(R), and through initial click-throughs via sources like News.Google, Lycos News, and Send2Press Newswire media opt-in and RSS click-views. Search engine clicks (“hits”) were not included as these are typically public, and not media, views. This year’s new “Most Read by the Public” listing included search engine clicks.

* The top-20 most read newswire stories for 2005 by members of the media, in descending order of popularity (link to story included):

1.
Woman Gets $15,199 to Change Name Forever – eBay Seller Terri Ilagan to Be Legally Named GoldenPalace.com
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-03-0330-003.shtml

2.
The Question ‘Where Has Susan Powter Been’ is About to be Answered – Susan Powter is Stopping the Insanity Better Than Ever!!!
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0413-006.shtml

3.
Realiteen Publications Launches Magazine for Christian Teen Girls
[link retired due to site no longer active]

4.
Hip Hop Newcomer Chopper to Promote New Line of Rap Snacks – Chicago-Based Evans Food Group Makes Effort to Capture Young, Urban Market
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-03-0309-003.shtml

5.
Dennis Rodman Crosses Line With Wife – Basketball Legend and Online Casino Team Up for Wife-Carrying Contest
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0601-005.shtml

6.
Apple’s iPod ‘Nano’ Sets the Stage for ‘Nanocasting’ – A Business Model for Podcasting
[link removed due to company’s violation of our terms of service]

7.
Seaweed Systems, Inc. Stands Behind Launch of OpenGL ES SC at Siggraph 2005
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-08-0802-002.shtml

8.
New Book by Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini Asks: Can a Gay and a Straight Guy Inhabit the Same Novel Without Driving Each Other Crazy?
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005_01_0117-003.shtml

9.
WUSA-TV Sponsors Teen Driver Training Program in Washington DC Area
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0602-003.shtml

10.
Cold Feet? Runaway Bride Kit Sold on eBay – Internet Casino Says ‘I Do’ to Perfect Getaway
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-05-0506-003.shtml

11.
Beyond Belief Media Declares War on Christmas – First Offensive Features New York Times and USA Today Ads, DVD ‘Guerilla Giveaways’
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-12-1205-006.shtml

12.
Hip Hop and Business Worlds Collide to Motivate Urban Youth
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0429-001.shtml

13.
Peter Kessler Acquires Interest in Golf Media Partners/Advantage Golf Schools
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-01-0125-001.shtml

14.
Company Wins Right to Name New Species
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0413-004.shtml

15.
NEXPLICIT Introduces Business Management Solution for Small and Midsize Entertainment and Media Companies
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-03-0325-001.shtml

16.
Mediaguide and Focus Marketing Partner to Create New Tool to Help Focus Radio Promotions
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-02-0225-001.shtml

17.
CentralPark.com, a Fully Interactive Guide to New York’s Celebrated Central Park Goes
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-08-0831-004.shtml

18.
Floating Mid-air Video Display Hits Market
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-08-0816-003.shtml

19.
Family Run Restaurant’s Self-Published Cookbook Makes Best Seller List
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-11-1117-004.shtml

20.
TVHound Launches Interactive Television Guide for TV Fans and Couch Potatoes
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-10-1011-005.shtml

View the 2004 list here:
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2004_12_1223-002.shtml


* The newswire stories most read by the public, in descending order:

1.
Former Miss West Virginia, Allison Williams, Files Suit Against Defendants Responsible For Falsely Claiming She Participated In Internet Sex Video
[link removed due to subject matter no longer allowed on our site]

2.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Caught in the Act – Celebrities’ Air Captured at Mr. & Mrs. Smith Premiere
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0629-002.shtml

3.
Satellite Radio Fans Treated to a Radio First with the Debut of ‘Tissue Time With Beth And Allison’
[link removed]

4.
InvestmentWizard.Com Introduces CramerWatch, The First Independent Service to Track Jim Cramer’s Stock Market Recommendations on CNBC’s Mad Money
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0419-003.shtml

5.
OnlineBootyCall.com Announces Cyberdating’s First-Ever Virtual Bikini Contest for Would Be Calendar Girls
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0603-005.shtml

6.
Celebrity Hairstylist Frank Galasso Joins Forces with BeautyRiot.com
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0405-004.shtml

7.
Christians Unite to Burn Harry Potter Books – Burning Books – Extreme Reaction or Proof of Uncompromising Devotion to God, asks Bob Miller
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-08-0803-003.shtml

8.
Website Releases Top 10 Romantic Lines From New English Students, Celebrates Lighter Side of Learning a Language
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-02-0202-001.shtml

9.
Oops…Britney Spears’ Pregnancy Test Sold On Internet – GoldenPalace.com Does It One More Time
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-05-0502-004.shtml

10.
MnMStudio Launches Lust2Go.com – Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) Not Just for Kids Anymore
[link removed due to subject matter]

11.
Camouflage Wristbands Raise Money to Support U.S. Troops
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-02-0217-003.shtml

12.
Virginian Woman’s Unborn Triplets Go for $12,000 on eBay – Babies’ Naming Rights Sold to GoldenPalace.com
http://wwww.send2press.com/newswire/2005-04-0411-002.shtml

13.
Long-Term Care Insurance Could Soon Be 100% Tax-Deductible; Early-Bird Steps Can Assure Benefit
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0615-004.shtml

14.
Ionic Silver Complex Designed for Antimicrobial Use in Humans Receives U.S. Patent
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-06-0629-001.shtml

15. (TIE)
Falsified Bush Biography Found on State Department Website (Approved by Harriet Miers?)
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-10-1017-006.shtml

15. (TIE)
Brad Pitt’s Bong Dealer, CraigX, Tells All in ‘9021GROW’
https://www.send2press.com/newswire/2005-08-0829-009.shtml

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