Good News Is e-News
On Capitol Hill, the old saying suggests that if you want a friend, get a dog, and in some cases, a "watch dog." Recently, Congressional Quarterly (CQ), a well-known media watch dog group based in Washington D.C., solicited SealedMedia to protect the electronic distribution of its CQ Daily Monitor. After relaunching CQ.com last February with positive response, the Digital Rights Management (DRM) provider now secures the publisher's electronically delivered news from unauthorized access. CQ's expanded presence on the World Wide Web continues an 18-year history of leadership in electronic journalism. Since implementing the new security measures, not only does the award-winning site maintain overall content control, but CQ saved on production costs while increasing subscription orders.
"The idea behind the CQ.com home page is to let our Washington community know what we know, when we know it," reports Robert W. Merry, CQ president and publisher. "CQ prides itself on being a market leader in online journalism. The technology of the Web is perfectly suited to our unique combination of breaking news, rich data and nonpartisan analysis."
The publisher produces a wide variety of daily, weekly and monthly publications in print and on the Web, bound for leaders in government, business, media and academia who rely on the subscription services to report news quickly and efficiently in a town that is as much concerned about "when" news breaks as it is "what" news breaks. CQ's award-winning product line includes CQ Weekly, CQ Daily Monitor, CQ.com On Congress, The CQ Researcher, Governing and Campaigns & Elections, plus a full line of reference books, directories and college textbooks published by its CQ Press.
All of the reporting and analysis of the CQ editorial team, which numbers 100 reporters, editors, researchers and database managers, are posted online in "real time" — that is, as soon as the stories and data have been filed, fact-checked and edited — they are available for access to subscribers that either receive alerts via e-mail or consult the site's various pages independently.