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WRITING FOR THE MEDIA
Writing Releases

When to use a press release

To let the media know about breaking news from a press briefing, the release of a report or other newsworthy event. A release can also be used to summarize a story or report contained in a scientific journal, or as background information. Releases should be written like the best of all possible "stories" coming out of your event. You want reporters to use the information it contains to write stories of their own.

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