Other Questions You May Have
What is a Press Release?
Elements of a Press Release

100

What happened, who did it, why it happened, where it happened, when it happened, and how it happened

What are the basic elements to know before starting?

100

a brief written summary or update that alerts the local media

What is a press release?

100

Double spaced

What type of spacing is used?

200

When you have news that you want the public to share

When should you prepare one to be released?

200

Clear, concise, quick and easy to read

What way should a press release be written?

200

At least one-inch

What size margins?

300

Announce an event, study, schedule, campaign, workshop, or election of new leaders

Why do you need a press release?

300

to preview an upcoming event or alert about something that has occurred

What is the point of using a press release?

300

Tab indents

What is used before each paragraph?

400

Always a high priority for media producers to cover, and written by professional journalists

What is a press release NOT?

400

Most current and pertinent information

What information is found in the first two paragraphs?

400

Preferably no more than three sentences

What is the appropriate paragraph size?

500

What you and your group is currently doing or on a future event, not old news

What should your release story focus on?

500

Content and space or time requirements

What is the reason for press releases being subject to editing?

500

No more than 20-25 words

What length should the sentences be?