The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
A news release differs from a “media alert” or “media advisory.”
A media alert is a very short, factual summary used to advise the media of an upcoming event, often a press conference or a special presentation or announcement.
A news release is used to inform the public and about a recent activity or to announce an upcoming event. The news agency may use the information you provide; it may contact you for more information; it may edit or shorten your release to conform to style and space constraints. Or, unfortunately, it may ignore your news release completely.
Here are some rules of thumb for getting your news release noticed and published.
For an illustration of the standard news release style see Elements of a News Release.
See sample news clippings from NCF affiliated funds by visiting NCF’s News Archive.
Volunteer fireman Shawn McCown hauls a new fire hose provided by a grant from the Diller Community Foundation Fund. Also pictured is firefighter Jennifer McLaughlin and Fund Advisory Committee members (l-r) Kathy Schroeder, Beth Roelfs, Joyce Carpenter and Peggy Hemphill.Read more →