What is press release?

  • (noun): An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
    Synonyms: handout, release

Press Release

A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy. Typically, they are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, or television networks.

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Embargoed Press Release
... Sometimes a press release is distributed early and embargoed — that is, news organizations are requested not to report the story until a specified time ... are commonly given a sample or preview of a product ahead of its release date ... If they do, then the agency or client that sent the release may blacklist them ...
China–Holy See Relations - Press Release
... On Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Holy See Press Office released a statement on the current state of affairs between China and the Vatican ...
Legal Disputes Over The Harry Potter Series - Accusation of Libel
... On 15 July, a week before the release of the final Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Asda issued a press release accusing Bloomsbury of unfairly ... of Bloomsbury's legal letter, Asda responded that, "There is nothing defamatory in our press release ... its original comment "We apologise unreservedly to Bloomsbury for press release dated 15 July and withdraw our statement ...
Students For Concealed Carry - Opposition
... In a press release challenging the Brady Campaign to "prove it," Students for Concealed Carry on Campus categorically denied accusations that it is or ever has been organized or funded by the gun ... In the press release, SCC offered to turn over all of their financial records to the media if the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence would do the same ... The press release also contained an open invitation to the Brady Campaign's board of directors to debate SCC's board of directors on the campus of any college in the United States ...
Albany Medical Center Prize - Prize Recipients
2012 Press Release James E ... Roeder 2011 Press Release Elaine Fuchs James A ... Thomson Shinya Yamanaka 2010 Press Release David Botstein Francis S ...

Famous quotes containing the words release and/or press:

    An inquiry about the attitude towards the release of so-called political prisoners. I should be very sorry to see the United States holding anyone in confinement on account of any opinion that that person might hold. It is a fundamental tenet of our institutions that people have a right to believe what they want to believe and hold such opinions as they want to hold without having to answer to anyone for their private opinion.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    It is to the press mankind are indebted for having dispelled the clouds which so long encompassed religion, for disclosing her genuine lustre, and disseminating her salutary doctrines.
    James Madison (1751–1836)