Highwired.Net and Lycos Announce Content Alliance

Posted on May 17, 1999

Highwired.net, a network of online high school newspapers, and Lycos, Inc., a search engine and online community, has announced a co-branded site on Lycos.com that will provide Highwired.Net's National Edition paper. The Highwired.Net/Lycos alliance began with students reporting of the Columbine High School tragedy, and how it affected students across the country.

Highwired.Net provides Lycos.com with the raw journalistic talent of high school students from around the country who are reporting in an organized, educational environment. Students across the country, and across the world, provide articles on subjects of importance to teenagers -- from prom, to football games, to world events that shape students' lives. Highwired.Net has taken these stories and created one paper that provides a breadth of student reporting, from a small remote school in Alaska to a large urban school in Chicago.

"Nowhere else will you find such a diversity of voices and an extreme honesty of student reporting," said Mark Johnson, vice president of marketing and a co-founder of Highwired.Net. "There is a wide range of thoughts and concerns associated with high school life. With the National Edition and the Lycos alliance, these thoughts and concerns are eloquently captured for the world to read."

Students' stories for the National Edition are selected from the more than 1,400 Highwired.Net member schools in all 50 states and 20 foreign countries. The National Edition includes the best stories covering student opinions on a wide range of issues from all the schools in the network.