Where To Send It
A Few Points of Style
of Press Release
1. Coming Event
2. Feature Story
3. News Story
What to Write About
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Writing a Church Press ReleaseWhat if there was a way your church could communicate with hundreds or thousands of people in your community for nothing, or a few dollars at most? And what if I said that if you haven't done this before, you may be at an advantage to those who have? Would that be worth half an hour to learn?
I hope so, since it is so simple! And here, to get you started, is a baby step that will take maybe an hour out of the rest of your life:
If you have a church calendar, newsletter or other publication that you mail to members, add the local news media to your mailing list. As the recipient, put "Editorial Department."
This is not as effective as other things you can learn here, but it is ridiculously simple. As a former reporter, my editor frequently handed me organizational newsletters with items circled. She meant, "Do a story about this." And I did.
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