newspapergrl-onlineprNewspapergrl. Real name: Janet Meiners Thaeler. Reach me at Janet at or on Twitter @Newspapergrl.


Janet Thaeler is an internet marketer and writer specializing in SEO online press releases and online PR. She is the author of I Need a Killer Press Release, Now What???, and the companion DVD “Killer Online Press Releases (both available on Amazon).” She consults for a variety of clients and works as the social media consultant for OrangeSoda.

She won the 2009 award for “Best Social Media Content Guru” from the Utah Social Media Club, and her webinar entitled “Creating a Killer Publicity Strategy with Online News Releases” for PR Web was attended by thousands and earned her a spot on PR Web's list of “Best PRWeb Webinars of 2009.

Janet has spoken around the country to the PRSA, PRSSA, at major universities, on webinars and at many conferences.

Media Mentions:
Meet Utah's New Media by Utah Pulse

Small Business Trends
American Express OPEN Forum


Why newspapergrl? I've always been a fan of newspapers. I like reading them (preferably offline) and have freelanced for a few. For examples, see below.

Articles I've written that are still online:

Affiliate Marketing: Hire One Employee Get Hundreds
VOIP: Should your Business Switch? (Connect Magazine)
Sunfall Festival band review – I wrote for Citysearch for a while (can't find my feature story on a jazz singer)
Residents give Maeser Park a face-lift
Provo father turns tragedy into challenge
Local community watchdog receives award from UVSC – about my friend Lillian
Provo, Orem claim nine roundabouts – My friend Bill designs roundabouts. I designed this site years ago. It's #1 in google for roundabouts. My articles and this site have brought Bill a lot of business and helped establish him as a roundabout expert.


Way to go to a conference: on a press pass
Way to visit New York City: on business
Place to visit at the last minute: Las Vegas
Types of people: smart, passionate, & funny
Ice Cream: Breyer's Natural Vanilla or Dreyer's Rocky Road
Things to do: learn, talk, network
Books: Can't pick just one! Most current read: The Likeability Factor. I'm a big fan of ebooks.
Dream Car: Toyota Camry Hybrid
Food: steak tacos with Mexican lime, seafood, Indian food, or Thai food
Place: Mexico beaches with white sand & open air restaurants
Way to Make Money: while I'm asleep and unexpectedly