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Meredith Beal Named Knight International Journalism Fellow
for the African Media Initiative Project


Nairobi, Kenya -- Lasting Value CEO and Texas Association of Broadcasters board member Meredith Beal has been selected as a Knight International Journalism Fellow. He will lead a multi-country project to improve business management practices at media organizations in Africa, creating new revenue streams and developing sustainable business models that can be replicated at media organizations across Africa. His project will focus on business development and improving advertising, marketing, personnel and other management skills. Beal will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will work with journalists and media managers on projects designed to have a far-reaching impact on the African media landscape. Beal and two other Knight International Journalism Fellows, Joachim Buwembo and Joseph Warungu, will train journalists across the continent to cover climate change issues and create a network of reporters who are able to cover poverty, the economy and other development issues.

Beal will be working with Amadou Mahtar Ba, founder of the partnering organization the African Media Initiative (AMI) and president of AllAfrica.com, the world's largest content provider of African media. AMI will host the Africa Media Leaders Forum in Tunisia in November of 2011. This conference will gather owners and operators of television and radio stations all across Africa to interact with peers, investors, policy makers, development partners and technology leaders.

The International Center for Journalists, which runs the Knight International Journalism Fellowship program, officially launched the fellowship projects following a week-long orientation in Nairobi, July 24-29.


Texas Parks & Wildlife -- Life of a Buffalo Soldier Presentation
Lasting Value Broadcasting & MediaXperiment's AdYouth partner to deliver a live, interactive webcast from The George H.W. Bush Library at Texas A&M University to a local audience of 500 with 3,000 more students participating in a Q&A session from schools around Texas via the state's school video network.
Rock the Era Youth Festival
More than 400 youths from around Texas performed at the Rock the Era Youth Festival at the LBJ Library & Museum in Austin, TX with nearly 1,000 people watching online around the country. Live webcast courtesy of Lasting Value.

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Lasting Value Broadcasts Homegoing Services for Gerald Kenneth 'Coach' Beal
Ft. Worth, TX -- Gerald Kenneth Beal, the legendary football coach who led the Kirkpatrick Wildcats to back-to-back state football championships in 1962 and '63, passed recently at his home in Arlington, TX. Lasting Value Broadcasting aired the services live via the internet on Lasting Value's Online Chapel. No team from Ft. Worth has won a state championship since. Full Story...

Austin American-Statesman Features Beal & KCLW
Austin, TX -- Meredith Beal and radio station KCLW graced the front page of the Life & Arts section of the Sunday Austin American-Statesman newspaper. The spread covered the front and back pages of the pullout section, took a good look at the station's format, listeners and staff and provided an interesting profile of Beal's media career. Full Story...

Lifelong Educator Honored by School Naming
Ft. Worth, TX -- Congratulations to Mrs. Harlean Beal, recently immortalized in Texas State education history by having the school where she was principal for so many years renamed to Harlean Berry Beal Elementary School. The citizens of the community mounted a grass-roots campaign and collected enough signatures to petition the school board to make the change--a rare honor for someone still alive. Hats off to Mrs. Beal! Full Story...

KCLW Featured Cover Story in Houston Chronicle's Texas Magazine
Houston, TX -- Small-town flavor reaches the big city as Houston, the state's largest metropolis has listeners longing for the hometown flavor of Lasting Value's KCLW 900AM. The station, which is located in Hamilton, TX, about 200 miles northwest of Houston, actually is outside of Houston's listening range. Nevertheless, KCLW was front-page news in the Sunday magazine section of the city's biggest newspaper, the Houston Chronicle. Full Story...




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