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Publicity/Press Release Request
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Please use this form to submit your request for a press release. Requests must be received at least 2 weeks prior to a project start, 3 weeks prior to a special event or application deadline. All requests for media notification will be honored, however, we can't control which items media outlets may choose to cover.
What makes media cover a press release:
1) An event. Something has to be happening for them to cover.
2) Interesting details. Why would the average citizen care about this issue?
3) Basic questions answered: who, what, when, why, where and how much.
4) Our expertise: What story can we tell about the jobs we do? What special knowledge or expertise can we share?
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Who must approve this release before it is issued?
Project or Event Title "Headline"
Is this an emergency? Why?
Type of event/project
New Construction Project
WHAT: Describe project or event, please include ALL details. Rec programs, be very specific.
WHEN: Dates and Times
WHERE: Please be very specific.
WHY? Why is Parks doing this? What is the benefit for citizens? Why should I attend or register?
WHO: Which Parks division? Partnerships with other agencies? Contact for other agencies?
HOW MUCH? Project costs and funding sources or registration fee
VALUE: What are citizens getting for their money?
WOW FACTOR: Share your expertise or interesting facts about this project. Tell us something cool that we don't already know.
RED FLAGS: What about this project might cause concern and what is our response? Let's address it up front.
Type of Announcement (check all that apply)
Press Release and Web Newsflash
Web Newsflash Only
First time ever
If annual event, what is different about this year's event?
Contact person for media (verify this person will be available for interviews)
Best way to reach this person (check all that apply)
BG set up interviews
If BG is coordinating interviews, please list dates and times available.
Contact person for citizens
Events only: Special guests?
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