Chapter Five: Writing the News Release

In this chapter I learned how to prepare a news release, how to form the content, and the different types of news releases.  Although I took Journalism, I never realized how many different types of news releases there are.

The five different types of news releases are:

  1. Announcements (occurrences like personnel appointments, promotions, and changes)
  2. Spot Announcements (are in order when things due to an outside action or influence)
  3. Reaction Stories (are used when an event or situation has an impact)
  4. Bad News (handle this by: confronting the news instead of suppressing it)
  5. Local News (used in the presence of a local angle-the most common)

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