Figure 6-3.Copy-edited message news release.
A message news release is designated by the
may dictate the use of such releasing instructions as:
acronvm PRESREL, which is a standard Navy
HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL (date and time), FOR
communications abbreviation for press release. In the
same line as PRESREL are the date and time (date-time
group) the release was transmitted. For example:
PRESREL 211802Z JUL93. In this case, the story was
sent on the 21st day of July, 1993, at 1802. TheZ
represents Greenwich Mean Time. The use of a different
letter here would indicate local time in the area where
the story originated.
All message releases are for immediate release
unless otherwise designated. Occasionally, circumstances
SECURITY REVIEW AND RELEASE or FOR
SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE. (Here, fill in the
Because message news releases arrive printed in
capital letters, you use a different system for copy
editing. You must assume that all the capital letters are
lowercase and begin your copy editing from there. In
other words,any time you want to capitalize a letter you
must underscore it three times. An example of a
copy-edited message news release appears in figure 6-3.