Create a Press Release


Use the form below to create a press release for your organization. We've pre-filled it to give you an idea of what types of information are needed.

When you're done, click the "Preview/Print" button to view your work; use your browser program's print capability to print your release.

Organization Info



Organization Name


Mission Statement - Describe the organization behind this story.


Address


City


State


Zip

Contact Info



Media Contact Name


Day Phone


Evening Phone - Must fill in, in case your story is assigned to a night shift reporter.


Fax


Email


Web Site Address



About the release


Embargoe This Release? - Check "yes" if you have hot information and want to hold publication to a certain time and date. Check "no" if the time frame isn't as urgent.
Yes      No

Date - Give ample time before the event you're announcing.


Overline - Support headline with an appeal & broad stroke.


Headline - Be concrete!




Now explain the WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN, HOW and WHO of your story. Arrange these in order of importance.

What - Keep it to 1 sentence, maximum 5 lines.

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Why - Keep it to a direct, to-the-point sound-bite.

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Where - Just the facts, one line.

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When - Just the facts: dates, times.

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How - How is this news event happening?

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Who - Describe the key players.

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