Press Release - April 1, 2004    
Contact: For NewsStand, Inc.:
Jama Drake, 512-334-5163,
  For USA TODAY Sports Weekly:
Heidi Henderson, 703-854-3400
Subscriptions for Digital Replicas of USA TODAY Sports Weekly Now Available Through NewsStand

AUSTIN, Texas - April 1, 2004 - USA TODAY Sports Weekly has selected NewsStand, Inc. to provide digital production and delivery of its publication.

By selecting NewsStand's software technology, Sports Weekly can leverage its existing print layout to create an easy-tonavigate electronic edition with keyword search, direct jumps to sections, article continuations, and zoom-in capability to quickly highlight sport statistics and action photos. E-commerce and database marketing services provided by NewsStand will allow Sports Weekly to efficiently and quickly broaden its audited circulation.

Effective this month, Sports Weekly digital subscriptions are available for $19.50 for 26 weeks or $34.95 for 52 weeks through NewsStand, Inc. To obtain a free introductory sample or to order a subscription, please visit

"By aligning with NewsStand as our digital delivery provider, Sports Weekly is broadening our reach to people who want to keep up with the latest sports news while enjoying the flexibility and portability of electronic communications tools that laptop, desktop and tablet PCs offer," said Lee Ivory, publisher of Sports Weekly. "Sports Weekly readers who choose digital subscriptions will see the same articles, headlines and ads that print subscribers see. And what's more, they will be able to archive information through the digital enhancements that only NewsStand offers."

Kit Webster, chief executive officer of NewsStand, added: "Because NewsStand also offers electronic copies of USA TODAY, both Gannett publications now can take advantage of our distribution network and marketing programs to offer a complete reading experience for news and sports enthusiasts. And readers of both publications can also take advantage of getting their copies before the print distribution."

About USA TODAY Sports Weekly

USA TODAY Sports Weekly covers baseball and professional football with detailed analysis and in-depth cover stories on the players and issues that shape the two sports. There is no off-season for either sport in Sports Weekly - readers will find complete baseball and professional football coverage in all 52 issues throughout the year. USA TODAY Sports Weekly is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

About NewsStand, Inc.

NewsStand, Inc. is the leading digital partner for premier publishers of newspapers, magazines and other print media and is included in the eContent magazine list of Top 100 Companies for 2003. NewsStand's digital delivery solution makes it possible for subscribers to download via the Internet an entire publication in traditional print format that can be read offline or online on their computer. NewsStand not only offers an entirely new reading experience for the global community, but also creates innovative marketing opportunities for both publishers and advertisers. Currently, the company delivers and markets over 100 titles to paying customers in more than 120 countries. NewsStand is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Australia, Germany, Japan, New York City and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, SSM Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, and the New York Times Company. For more information on NewsStand, please visit

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