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1. Introduction to Write a Press Release

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When you are completing a big project for your school or community, you want the public to hear all about it.

A press release is one way to share news about your project with the public or announce an upcoming event, such as a fundraiser or neighborhood cleanup.

It’s a great way to get recognition for your cause or purpose.

In this lesson, you will write a press release to communicate important details about your project to the public such as where and when will it happen and who will be involved.

After you write a press release, you can send it to your school or community newspaper or email it to other contacts in the media who can share it with the public.

The example in this lesson is a press release about an upcoming neighborhood cleanup project.

You will create a press release about a project you and your group or class work on together.

This lesson uses Google Docs, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any word processing application or even on paper.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google.com.

If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, open your Google Drive.

Create a new document...

...and rename it.

If you are working on your press release with a group, you can share it with your group members.

You can work around one computer and have one group member type the text, or you can each contribute to the press release from your own computers.

Then, move on to the next video to begin your press release.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a document, Rename it, And share it with your group.

Instructions

  1. Create a document.
  2. Rename it.
  3. Share it with your group.