In the words of Kim Wilson, President, CEO and Founder of Social News Desk (a SPROCKIT 2014 Company): “We really appreciate the platform and visibility given to us by SPROCKIT and truly believe it has helped get us to this point.” 




CHICAGO, IL—November 19, 2014—Graham Media Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), announced today that it has acquired SocialNewsDesk (, a leading creator and provider of social media management tools for newsrooms and media organizations. Founded by a team of journalists in 2010, SocialNewsDesk (SND) provides software tools that help newsrooms and media organizations publish content, manage social strategy, secure social access, measure social analytics and monetize social media, while providing news producers and writers the ability to better manage the flow of information put out on social platforms. The company is a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer.

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— Selection Process is Now Underway for Market-Ready Startups to Showcase at NAB Show and Join a Year-Long Forum With Media and Entertainment Leaders —


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today through January 31st, 2015, applications from startups are now being accepted for SPROCKIT, the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and entrepreneurs that collaborate in bringing new products, services and revenue models to market. For the third year in a row, SPROCKIT will showcase industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show – held April 11-16, 2015 in Las Vegas – and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry.

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