SOURCE: Paltalk


May 19, 2010 09:00 ET

Paltalk Launches Interactive News Network

Former CNN Radio Exec to Head Interactive News Networking Program Available on a Video Chat Platform

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based chat community with over four million active members, today announced the launch of Paltalk News Network. An interactive news networking program available on a video chat platform, Paltalk News Network (PNN) will be headed by former CNN Radio correspondent, Gary Baumgarten.

Paltalk News Network is a place where seasoned journalists and various other experts, representing a diverse range of viewpoints, come together to discuss both local and national topics. Aggregating content from its various contributors and hosting weekly political video segments on its site, Paltalk News Network covers a wide range of issues of importance including politics, human rights, arts and entertainment, and science and health. Paltalk users can access and participate in any news broadcast via audio, video or text. Paltalk News Network feeds are available on both the Paltalk site and the sites of its various hosts.

Paltalks News Network will be headed by Gary Baumgarten, an award winning journalist who previously served as the New York bureau chief and correspondent at CNN Radio for 10 years. During his time at CNN Radio, Baumgarten covered stories like the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. He was also part of the CNN team that received a Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to heading Paltalk News Network, Baumgarten hosts Paltalk News Network's 'News Talk Online', which takes place every weekday in New York, at 5:00 p.m.

"Paltalk sees significant value in providing a place where people can share and discuss their viewpoints on what's going on in the world with others," said Gary Baumgarten, News and Programming Director, Paltalk News Network. "The Paltalk News Network reaches out to deep thinkers from all political and ideological backgrounds, and provides a home for open-ended and interactive discussion."

Paltalk News Network is currently looking for news and commentary contributors as it expands global reach, including citizen and student journalists. Viewers and contributors who are interested in including the Paltalk News Network on their sites or blogs can simply click "Share" on the video widget that appears on the PNN homepage and copy the embedded code.

To participate in a video chat on the Paltalk News Network or to view articles, visit:

About Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, trading stock tips, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.

Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns nine issued patents, and currently has five patent applications pending at the US Patent & Trademark Office. Paltalk's patents cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.

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