||This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2014)
CNW Group (CNW) is a Canadian-based commercial news release service established in 1960 and owned by PR Newswire. CNW was founded by Joseph Adair Porter Clark (1921-2013), who became CEO and President of the news service.
CNW distributes media materials on behalf of a variety of customers such as companies, governments, non-profit agencies and other establishments, such as Veterans Affairs Canada, OutRank by Rogers, and George Brown College. CNW distributes informational and promotional items for media outlets in a variety of formats such as press releases, photographs, corporate webcasts and B-Roll video footage. CNW offers MediaVantage, a web-based reputation management application and communications workflow solution. CNW was also a partner in the radio syndication service Canada's Business Network before the latter ceased broadcasting in November 2005.
The company is known in French as Groupe CNW and provides a substantial amount of media content in that language. Branch offices in Montreal and Quebec City are operated under the company's CNW Telbec division. CNW Group was formerly known as Canada NewsWire until 2004. Competitors in Canada include Marketwire and BusinessWire.