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The Real Cities Mission

To create a network of the best local providers of information, commerce, news and entertainment on the Internet.

About Real Cities Network

Real Cities™ is the pre-eminent national network of go-local destinations on the World Wide Web. Real Cities™ links the best of locally produced city Web sites into one easily accessible, nationwide network.

Real Cities regional destination hubs provide local experiences and information, including tickets for local events, breaking news, restaurants and entertainment guides, and classified services for real estate, employment and automotive. Real Cities seeks to be the top-of-mind, go-local button in its regions. Its sites offers customers a trusted source of local media combined with editorial and event based features to provide a rich, online resource for everything they could possibly want online to live fully locally, so they don't have to start anywhere else or go anywhere else. Real Cities' distinct advantages include its brand names, its highly developed local resources and content, and the low-cost promotion available to advertisers in Knight Ridder's newspapers.

The Real Cities Network provides media buyers the ability to target local audiences across a national platform that can be purchased in a single network buy.

We reach more than 9 million unique users nationally, where they live, through local media.

Real Cities hubs include DFW.com, Miami.com, BayArea.com, Charlotte.com, Cincinow.com, GoMemphis.com, Indy.com, Knoxnews.com, NorthJersey.com, PittsburghFirst.com, Philly.com and RockyMountainNews.com. In December 2000, the New York Daily News announced plans to join the Real Cities Network as the Real Cities partner in the New York City market. For a complete list of Real Cities sites, visit www.RealCities.com.

Real Cities sites, with a national reach of more than 6 percent, attract over eight million unique visitors each month, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

Real Cities provides local and regional news headlines to Yahoo! Inc.'s Yahoo! News, which is available on My Yahoo! Pages, covering up to 20 major U.S. markets.

New Times, Inc., the nation's leading group of alternative city weekly publications, provides entertainment and news content from New Times on key regional hubs in the Real Cities Network, including:

  • BayArea.com, which features content from SFWeekly
  • Miami.com, which features content from Miami New Times and the New Times Broward/Palm Beach
  • DFW.com, which features content from the Dallas Observer
  • KansasCity.com, which features content from Pitch Weekly

The Real Cities Network's leading media participants are Belo Corporation, Central Newspapers (a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.), Macromedia, New Times Inc., The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Seattle Times Company, South Jersey Publishing and The E.W. Scripps Company.

Real Cities sites offer the leading local online newspaper in addition to arts and entertainment, local breaking news, shopping, search, community publishing, free e-mail, directories, e-coupons, chat, event schedules, yellow page listings and in-depth directories. Each city guide contains an in-depth directory of information and services. Searchable categories include: Autos & Driving, Business & Money, Community, Computers & Internet, Education, Employment, Entertaining & Dining, Family & Kids, Government, Health, Hobbies & Pets, News & Media, Real Estate & Home, Shopping & Classifieds, Sports & Recreation, and Travel & Visitors.

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