from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An announcement of an event, performance, or other newsworthy item that is issued to the press.

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  • n. An official written statement that is sent to the media so that it can be publicized.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation


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  • So when Dr. Harkonen subsequently issued a press release that publicized the study's findings, the Justice Department says he committed the crime of wire fraud.

    Feds to Biotech Firms: Shut Up

  • This is based on the widely cited figure of forty thousand TV commercials per year; see “Television Advertising Leads to Unhealthy Habits in Children; Says APA Task Force,” press release from the American Psychological Association, February 23, 2004


  • At the end of the discussion, which only his chief of staff, Lou Ann Linehan, attended, Hagel said he would support me, a major step forward, and he issued a press release to that effect just a few hours later.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Before the press release for STS-10 appeared, one such rumor had me on that flight.

    Riding Rockets

  • “Landmark Chemical Reform Introduced in Congress,” press release from the Environmental Working Group, May 20, 2008


  • In 1958, the San Francisco pageant: From “Miss Chinatown USA: An exhibit on the history and culture of the pageant,” press release from the Chinese Historical Society of America, February 21, 2007.

    American Chinatown

  • Hauck also revealed he had been told six months prior to the press release that he would command the return-to-flight mission but had been sworn to secrecy by Abbey.

    Riding Rockets

  • Resources/Kenya_2005.pdf, citing Njoki Githethwa, “Government of Kenya should declare official position on debt,” press release from the Kenya Debt Relief Network, July 19, 2005


  • In the TACA press release announcing the rally, Ackerman appeared to confuse Kennedy with his uncle, Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy: “Having Senator Kennedy as part of the supporters for the Green Our Vaccines Rally is an honor.”

    The Panic Virus

  • Joint press release issued by the Cancer Prevention Coalition and the Environmental Health Network, 7 February 2002.

    The Truth About Beauty


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  • Good example is pressat which be a cool example of a press release site.

    January 26, 2012