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press release

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handout, press release, releasenoun

    an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

Wiktionary

  1. press releasenoun

    An official written statement that is sent to the media so that it can be publicized.

Freebase

  1. 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. Tom Kelleher states in his book, Public Relations Online: Lasting Concepts for Changing Media, that "given that your news-driven publics include bona fide journalists as well as others who read and report news online, the term news release seems to work better online than press release". Fraser Seitel also refers to press releases as being, "the granddaddy of public relations writing vehicles." Websites have changed the way press releases are submitted. Commercial, fee-based press release distribution services, such as news wire services, or free website services co-exist, making news distribution more affordable and leveling the playing field for smaller businesses. Such websites hold a repository of press releases and claim to make a company's news more prominent on the web and searchable via major search engines.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of press release in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of press release in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of press release in a Sentence

  1. Maxim Behar:

    While the death of the press release could be construed as more symbolic, the death of the press conference has actually been even more evident and overwhelming for the PR industry in the social media revolution era.

  2. Geoffrey Berman:

    I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was' stepping down' as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, i will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption.

  3. Gary Kaufman:

    The district attorney's press release, by specifically naming Usher Raymond and Adam Lambert as alleged victims, only emphasizes what we have believed from day one, that this is a publicity driven prosecution, the people's case is no better today than it was a year ago. Unlike a fine wine, this case does not get better with age. Mr. Ackerman is not just presumed to be innocent, he is in fact innocent.

  4. Edward Ryan:

    This case points out the frailties of eyewitness identification under the best of circumstances, it's unfortunate that he was identified in a press release as someone who was involved in this matter only to be vindicated hours later.

  5. Malcolm Spellman:

    But there’s no connective tissue between us and what’s coming out in the media, i don’t know that we can change anyone’s mind but what people have to understand is, and what we are obligated to repeat in every interview is : We’ve got black aunties. We’ve got black nephews, uncles. Black parents and black grandparents. We deal with them every single day. We deal with the struggle every single day. And people don’t have to get on board with what we’re doing based on a press release. But when they’re writing about us, and commenting about us, they should be mindful of the fact that there are no sell-outs involved in this show.

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