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Press Release Guidelines
Tips for writing a press release to submit to The Gazette
Always include a contact person
Include contact person’s name, title, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail address or any other way of contacting this person in the top left corner of your press release. It is also helpful to include hours when this person can be contacted
Include release date
Indicate the date you wish your information to be released to the public. If your information is timely, indicate this by writing “For Immediate Release“.
Keep it short
A one-page press release works best and should contain the who, what, when, where and why. What is the the event? The day and time? The address? Who benefits? Who is the sponsor? Who would be interested in attending this event or getting this information? Why is it important?
Always check for mistakes
Double-check your press release for grammar and spelling errors, especially names, titles and phone numbers. Have someone else look at it to see if you left any questions unanswered or missed any errors.
Email is good
Please send your news as a regular email, not as an attachment. Check to see if your email has arrived. Send releases to email@example.com
Call our newsroom at 319-398-8313 if you have questions.