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How to Write a News Release

Updated on February 13, 2017

So you want to know how to write a simple news release without having to go and take a class on it. I understand that fully and completely which is why I am going to help you. Below is a purely fictional news release that I created that follows all of the standards of a modern news release from the length of it all the way to the format.

Make sure to take careful note of how the top of the news release is formatted to allow you to keep the same formatting in your own news release. It is important that the top is separated from the main portion of the new release by the lines like I have shown below. Also make sure to put the number sign at the end of your new release so that who ever you are sending it to knows that they have reached the end of the news release.

Also kudos to anyone who can tell me which fictional characters names I combined to create names in my new release! :)

Fictional News Release



Contact Information:

Sefina Hawke, Public Relations Director

Office: (202) 256- 8987

Fax: (202) 256- 8989




Ryan Carol Receives Presidential Fitness Award

MIAMI, FL— Ryan Carol, CEO of Mercy Health, has received a national honor from the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness for his hard work on the employee campaign to lose weight and improve health. Ryan Carol was nominated by the Miami’s mayor, who is also the chairman of Mercy Health’s board of directors for the Presidential Fitness Award.

The Presidential Fitness Award has been given out for 32 years by the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness. In 32 years Ryan Carol is the first Floridian to have won the award. Ryan and his wife Nina will be traveling to the White House for the award ceremony on August 15, 2016. The ceremony will be held by the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness inside the White House the award will be presented by the President of the United States.

When asked how he felt about receiving the award Ryan answered: “I worked hard to help employees lose weight and improve their health because I feel that everyone deserves to have a healthy life. I was honored to be nominated for the award because it made me feel that the people of Miami appreciate the effort I have put in to helping others obtain healthy lives.”



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