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A good news release is a concise, complete description that informs and invites interest.

Common News Release Topics

  • Upcoming public events, exhibits, etc.
  • Important staff changes
  • New programs
  • Changes in existing programs
  • Awards, achievements, and appointments
  • Research, ongoing or completed
  • Community outreach efforts
  • Exceptional students, faculty, and staff
  • Unique programs, skills, achievements, etc.

How to Submit Information

Always include your name and phone number so we can contact you.

Some Tips for Writing Press Releases

  • Keep releases short.
  • Write clearly, addressing who, what, where, why and when in the first two paragraphs.
  • Identify a contact person (with a daytime phone number) who can answer questions.
  • Date the release and include whether the material is for immediate use or for release at a later date.

Common Press Release Mistakes

  • Providing insufficient and inaccurate information. To be useful, releases must be complete, correct, and specific.
  • Omission of the name and phone number of someone editors can contact with questions.
  • Writing releases that are too long.
  • Submitting a release too late.

Jaclyn Carpenter, a junior studying American Studies, took a moment after finishing her finals to wander around Marvin Grove — know the feeling? But Jaclyn told us her semester was a good one. Her favorite class this year? Jewish American Literature, "because professor Cheryl Lester really knows how to engage with her classes." This made us want to know: What was your favorite class and why? Jaclyn added some advice: “You're only on this campus for four years, so take any free time you have to explore all the unique wonders it has." We love that idea, Jaclyn. #exploreKU

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