MOLINE, IL-- TownNews.com is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the newly released app for the College Media Advisers' spring convention in New York. The convention will be held at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Manhattan from March 12-15. For a complete schedule please click here.

The app, which works with iPhones, Blackberry and Droid phones, supplements the standard print convention program. A beta version of the app is available for free download, starting today.

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to work with CMA and provide this innovative service to students and faculty," said Paul Wilson, who manages TownNews.com's college program. "Twenty college newspapers are using our BLOX Content Management System or are developing sites with us. We're happy to further strengthen our bonds with college media through this sponsorship."

The CMA app will allow conference participants to search for events by speaker or other categories. Real-time cancellation notices are also available as is a map pointing participants to each event. To download the app, please click here from your mobile device.

TownNews.com has stepped up app development for its more than 1,500 customers. Last month, TownNews.com developed an app for The Round Up at New Mexico State. That app, also free for download, works seamlessly with TownNews.com's groundbreaking BLOX Content Management System.

Since launching its campus media program in spring 2010, TownNews.com has received rave reviews for functionality, flexibility and customer support. Wilson attended the CMA show in New York last year and met two advisers -- Robert Adams of Western Kentucky and David Swartzlander of Doane College -- who have since signed on with TownNews.com.

"The attention to customer service is one of the prime reasons we decided to use TownNews for our new content management system," Swartzlander said. "It's a refreshing change to what we're used to receiving. Count me as one delightfully happy customer."

TownNews.com worked with a handful of college newspapers over the years. Last year marked the first time TownNews.com reached out to college newspapers in a concentrated way.

That was on the urging of Mark Witherspoon, editorial adviser at the Iowa State Daily. Witherspoon's paper has been a TownNews.com member for several years, and he felt that TownNews.com's unique combination of flexibility, support and money-making opportunities would be invaluable for college media.

Check out UTownNews.com for more information about TownNews.com's college program, or contact Paul Wilson at pwilson@townnews.com.