How to Send a wikiHow Press Release to Your Local Paper




You've just won an award at wikiHow and you'd like your achievement to be seen in your local newspaper. Here's a quick way to prepare a wikiHow Press Release.

Steps

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    Search online for more detailed information. There may be a particular individual or department to contact at the newspaper.
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    Copy the text below to a word processing document.
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    Fill in the blanks appropriately.
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    Print out the document.
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    Prepare a clear, high-contrast photograph of yourself.
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    Mail, fax or Email your information.
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    Within a few days, call the newspaper to be sure they received your information.
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    Ask when the press release will be in the newspaper.

wikiHow
1504 Portola Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
www.wikihow.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ____(insert month here)

Contact
Jack Herrick
650 331 0379
press@wikihow.com (mention "Jack" in subject line to get past filters).

WIKIHOW BESTOWS _(insert name of your award here)_ AWARD TO LOCAL CITIZEN


Palo Alto, CA- -Some of the most dedicated and talented volunteers working together to build the largest how-to manual in the world were recently honored by wikiHow with the (insert name of award here) Award, which is given for (insert why award is given here). Among them was (insert your name here) of (insert your town and state or country here) a frequent contributor who was awarded for (insert here any text appearing in the award).


wikiHow is a collaborative writing project aiming to build the world's largest how-to manual. wikiHow’s mission is to provide free and useful instructions to help people solve the problems of everyday life. New articles are created every day and the existing articles (now numbering 193,228), are gradually improved by volunteer contributors. In time, this huge how to manual will provide free, unbiased, accurate instructions on almost every topic imaginable, says wikiHow’s founder Jack Herrick:


Our long term goal is to have every wikiHow article be the single most accurate, most helpful set of instructions on that topic available anywhere. We hope to share this free how-to manual with every person on earth in their own language. Thanks to (insert your name here) we are making progress on that goal.


Receiving well over five million unique visitors per month, wikiHow is the second most popular single-subject wiki in the world, after Wikipedia. For more information about wikiHow, please call 650-331-0379 or visit www.wikihow.com.

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