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How To Write A Press Release And Get Your News In The Press

21 February 2019 @ 09:30 - 12:30
Aimed at those running or working for small and medium-sized businesses or organisations to learn the skills, knowledge and gain the confidence needed to write your own press release.


The workshop is aimed at those running or working for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as volunteers and staff from community groups, organisations and charities, who are looking for help getting their success stories, messages and events into the public domain. It will give participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to write their own press releases and send them to the right people to ensure their news gets out.

Topics covered:

  • What are the benefits of sending out press releases?

  • What is news and what should I tell people?

  • How do I write a press release?

  • What about photos?

  • Where should I send it?

  • What happens after I send it?

  • What else can I do with my press release?

What to bring on the day:

All you will need is a laptop or tablet to practise writing and paper, and a pen to take notes with. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival and at the mid-morning break.

Costs for this workshop is £45 and bookings and payment are via Eventbrite:

The workshop will be lead by journalist and copywriter Joe Willis, editor of Richmondshire Today magazine and local news site. Joe has worked in the local press for more than 15 years. After working for the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph as a trainee he returned to the region to take a job as the Richmond reporter for The Northern Echo and the Darlington and Stockton Times. By the time he left two years ago to launch Richmondshire Today he had risen to the position of social media editor. Joe has won a number of awards for his journalism, including the prestigious North-East Journalist of the Year title in 2011. As well as running a successful news business, Joe provides copywriting and PR services to local businesses and organisations.

Date / Time
21 February 2019 @ 09:30 - 12:30
GMT Standard Time
Zetland Square Dundas St Richmond DL10 7BP UK