For Immediate Release by 043f75Yj


									Put release date in upper left                               Put contact info for PR

For Immediate Release                                               Media Contact:
December 19, 2008                                                   Michelle M. Murphy
                                                                    Director of Communications
                                                                    860-236-4221, x133

         Title (include school name; use active voice; keep it simple!)

Town, Date – Lead (intro paragraph that BRIEFLY summarizes the news … i.e. the
main reason you are sending this release); make it timely (i.e. include date of event, if

Supporting paragraphs – important info, but not as important as the first paragraph

Include a succinct quote (if appropriate and easily available) from the principal, a
teacher or parent involved in a project, or perhaps a student or two. If students are quoted,
be sure to include their hometown and the grade they are in. And spell their names right!

Close with boilerplate paragraph that ties in the news from the release with the mission
of the school … this is your best shot at getting a free “ad” about an upcoming Open
House, an application deadline, etc. Always include school web site and/or other
contact info, like name of contact person and phone number.

End with journalistic symbol for “end” … either this: --30—
                                             Or this: ###

Office of Catholic Schools – Archdiocese of Hartford – April 2009
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