PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
NAVAL STATION WEIERSTRASS
MAKAPUU POINT, HAWAII 96885-7748
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT
OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE
FOR lMMEDIATE RELEASE
TELEPHONE: (808) 885-9847
LT HACHEK PRAWN (PAO)
JOCS JEAN IOTA (APAO)
SHORT HEADLINE HELPS EDITORS IDENTIFY STORYS NEWS PEG
WITH THE FIRST FLEET, February 2 This is the recommended first-page format for Navy news releases. It is for immediate
release under a dateline. The heading contains the office of origin and its mailing address, telephone numbers, fax number, point(s) of
contact for further information, type of release, release number, headline and date.
Other recommended styles of datelines are as follows:
1. For releases originating ashore:
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 2
2. For releases originating at sea:
ABOARD THE USS CONTOUR INTEGRAL AT SEA, Feb. 2
If there is more than one page of copy in a Navy news release, end each page, except the last, with the word more.
Figure 7-2.Sample Navy news release format (page 1 of 2).
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NAVY NEWS RELEASE FORMAT
Second and subsequent pages of the release should be slugged for identity and numbered as shown above.
Do not hyphenate words between lines, and do not break sentences or paragraphs between pages. Paragraphs are indented five spaces.
Begin your first paragraph about one-third to one-half of the way down the first page.
The copy itself should be neatly typewritten, double spaced in lines 60-75 characters in length with one-inch or better margins all
around. This allows the editor to editor make notes on the release.
Use a high-speed copier when several copies of a release are necessary. Make sure each copy is legible. When a number of pages are
involved, check to see that the pages are in order and that there are no blanks.
Remember, do not clutter an editors desk with a news release unless you are telling him something newsworthy.
Finish your story on the last page with either -30- -end- or -USN- to indicate the end.
Figure 7-3.Sample Navy news release format (page 2 of 2).