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2009 Press

Press Releases


New York, NY (August 3, 2009) -, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), today announced the launch of the Mediabistro Certificate Program (, an online training program that provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to become certified by the leader in online media education.

The first offering in the program is the Mediabistro Copy Editing Certificate Program, which delivers extensive practical training through 6 online courses and access to Mediabistro's online learning and career resources. Students progress through intro, intermediate, and advanced copy editing classes and build a solid grammar foundation. By the end of their course of study, they will be able to edit copy for print and online publications, create and develop style sheets, and understand and fulfill the role of the freelance or full-time copy editor.

The Mediabistro Copy Editing Certificate Program is enriched by access to resources including Mediabistro On Demand video how-to tutorials, Freelance Marketplace employment listings, and AvantGuild membership.

" is the industry leader in media education. The introduction of this Certificate Program adds a new dimension to our expanding online education offerings," stated Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands.

In the past year, 10,000 students have taken classes, and 900 classes have been offered online and live in major media markets including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM,, headquartered in New York, NY, is an Internet media company concentrating on BtoB communities. WebMediaBrands has three online communities: for IT managers and Web developers; for media professionals; and for design and creative professionals. All three communities offer job boards, marketplaces, online education offerings and events.

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Director of Marketing
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