SOURCE: SourceMedia

November 21, 2008 16:19 ET

SourceMedia Launches Financial Crisis Center -- Comprehensive Suite of Events, Features & Resources Developed Exclusively for Tax & Accounting Professionals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 21, 2008) - SourceMedia, publishers of Accounting Today, CPA Wealth Provider and WebCPA, announced today the launch of its Financial Crisis Center, a comprehensive suite of live and online events, editorial features and interactive resources focused on guiding accounting industry professionals through the current economic downturn.

The Financial Crisis Center offers an unmatched collection of practical information and insight from SourceMedia's award-winning staff and leading industry experts. "The Financial Crisis Center is providing readers with targeted, focused coverage; strategies for survival; and advice that can even help them develop new crisis-related revenue streams," said Bill Carlino, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today. The Center will also bring together roundtables and events featuring industry experts to respond to reader inquiries and help advise accounting professionals seeking ways to weather the storm.

Additionally, The Financial Crisis Center offers sponsors exclusive opportunities in Accounting Today, WebCPA.com and CPA Wealth Provider -- titles within SourceMedia's Accountants Media Group that will carry coverage from the collection.

"It's never been more important for an advertiser to position its company's ability to help its customers more than now," said Jack Lynch, advertising sales director for SourceMedia's Accountants Media Group. "The Financial Crisis Center gives them an invaluable way to show the industry their strength and value -- even in times of turmoil."

The program kicks off this week and continues into First Quarter 2009. Specific elements of the Center include:

ONLINE

--  Overcoming the Crisis Web Seminar
Including focused topics, editorial team members and industry experts.

--  Ask the Experts Podcast Series & WebCPA Feature

PRINT

--  Financial Crisis Department in Accounting Today

--  CPA Wealth Provider Special Issue: Is Retirement Burning?

LIVE EVENTS

--  Executive Roundtable

This high profile event brings together profession leaders to discuss and
address issues pertinent to the current climate. It will be featured
inserted into the Feb. 23, 2009 issue of Accounting Today and a podcast
will be online on WebCPA.com.

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