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A-Town Daily News welcomes news submissions 

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–The A-Town Daily News, Atascadero’s news leader, welcomes news submissions, press releases, news tips, event announcements, photos and more from local clubs, businesses and organizations. The A-Town Daily News publishes accepted press releases for free. To submit an opinion piece or letter to the editor click here.

Submit a press release

A press release, news release, media release, statement or report is a written communication to members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something newsworthy. Typically, they are e-mailed to editors and journalists at newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations.

Press release topics

  • Upcoming events
  • Concerts
  • Grand openings
  • Fundraisers
  • Award ceremonies
  • Competition results
  • Public meetings
  • New management
  • New products
  • Donations to charities
  • Special offers and more


Elements of a news release

  • Contact – At top, include name, cell phone number and email address for contact person.
  • Headline – Write one that grabs attention and summarizes the news.
  • Subhead – A second headline or “subhead” can include additional details
  • Dateline – Start first sentence with date and city such as “April 6, 2016, Atascadero –”
  • Introduction – In the first paragraph, answer the questions of who, what, when, where and why.
  • Body – Add details, quotes, explanation, statistics, and background.
  • About – End with a short “about” section with information about the company or organization.


Tips for a good press release

  • Choose a newsworthy topic. The more newsworthy the release, the more likely it will be run by the media.
  • Write the release in third person, avoiding the words, “you,” “I,” and “we”, unless inside of quotes.
  • Include a photo with a caption in your news release. Include the names of the people in photos.
  • Write about facts – events, products, services, people, targets, goals, plans, projects, rather than opinion.
  • Follow Associated Press Style for capitalization, punctuation and abbreviations.


Submit a press release to A-Town Daily News

To be considered for publication in the A-Town Daily News, email a press releases with photo to

Need help with a press release?

If you would like assistance writing and distributing a press release, call Access Publishing at (805) 226-9890. Access Publishing has an experienced team or writers, editors and marketing consultants who can help you spread your message in the San Luis Obispo County market area.

About the author: News Staff

News staff of the A-Town Daily News wrote and edited this article from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, or follow his blog. He can be reached at

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