NEW YORK, New York – August 31, 2009 – The Real College Guide, a new online program created for and by college students, has been launched by Web content producer and syndicator Studio One Networks. The program’s exclusive sponsor is Procter & Gamble’s ReadyU, a branded platform for many of the company’s products that appeal to college students. This brings the total number of Studio One’s content categories to 26, and their roster of sponsors to 50 of the world’s leading advertisers.

The Real College Guide provides a platform for college students to give their advice and insights to readers trying to transition smoothly from home life to living on their own. This peer-to-peer program is written entirely by college students.

Four areas of keen interest to incoming college students will be covered regularly:

The Dorm: Organizational solutions for cramped living spaces, adjusting to communal living, and roommate relations.

Lifestyle: Relationships, balancing school and social life, and handling stress, pressure and parents.

Academics: Study tips, choosing classes, and career information.

Health and Fitness: Smart eating and drinking, conquering the freshman 15, and sexuality.

Other content elements include “Daily Advisor” tips, “Ask the R.A.” column, polls, discussion forums and social networking/bookmarking.

Kelly White, a writer and editor who has contributed to a variety of national consumer magazines and Web sites with an emphasis on the young adult market such as Teen, Family Life, Moxie Girl and Cosmopolitan, is the managing editor of The Real College Guide.

Studio One Networks’ Elizabeth Narins is the assistant editor of The Real College Guide. She is a 2008 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The Real College Guide’scorrespondents include:

  • Corey Bobco, University of Texas, Class of 2011
  • Liz Cruger, College of William and Mary, Class of 2010
  • Sarah Hubbs, University of Delaware, Class of 2010
  • Lauren Joffe, New York University, Class of 2011
  • Maria Moy, College of William and Mary, Class of 2011
  • Eric Pilch, Georgetown University, Class of 2012
  • David Replogle, University of Virginia, Class of 2011

Andrew Susman, CEO of Studio One Networks said, “We hope that new college students find The Real College Guide helpful and entertaining as they cross the threshold of academia for the first time.”

About Studio One Networks

Established in 1998, Studio One Networks pioneered the discipline of Internet content syndication for megabrands and major media partners. Today, Studio One is the oldest, largest and most successful firm in the field. Studio One’s diversified stable of exclusive sponsors and programs includes Iams (The Dog Daily), Symantec (Your Security Resource) and Bridgestone USA (Driving Today). Every day, Studio One reaches more than 112 million viewers globally through 500 syndication partners in 14 languages.