(Print on your school letterhead)
For more information:
Your name, School
Your telephone number (daytime and evening)
Your e-mail address
For Immediate Release
Story goes here. Make sure to cover all pertinent information in the first paragraph and then explain details in later paragraphs. (Cover Who, What, Where, Why, and How in first paragraph.) Be concise. Small newspapers don’t have staff to edit and usually can’t use anything too long. Large newspapers will likely have a reporter do research and write their own story, using press release as background information.
Information should be double- or triple- spaced to allow room for editors to write notes. Leave at least a 1.25-inch margin on the left side. Leave at least a 1-inch margin everywhere else.
Double space (quadruple space) between paragraphs. Never split a paragraph between pages. If you have more than one page, type (More) centered at the bottom of the page. Then write a key word or phrase at the top of the next page plus, Add One (or Two, etc.) Always let the editor know where your press release ends by typing -end- or -30- or three number symbols.
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