How to write an effective Press Release

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20 May 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to write press releases that really work and how to maximise their impact. This training session will give you an insight into what the press are after in a story and tips on how to get your stories published.

The training will cover:

  • How to think like a journalist and identify a good story
  • How to write and structure a press release
  • How to package the press release
  • Common mistakes and things to avoid 
  • Who to send your press release to and when

The training is only open to NICVA members taking part in our MediaConnect programme, and is aimed at the spokeperson or communications person within the organisation.


Nick Garbutt

Nick Garbutt 

Nick Garbutt is the editor of policy magazine ScopeNI, former editor of the Irish News and deputy editor of the Belfast Telegraph. He now has his own communications consultancy and has been heavily involved with the local voluntary sector for more than a decade. 


£25 - The training is subsided by NICVA for MediaConnect participants

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61 Duncairn Gardens
BT15 2GB


£25 - The training is subsided by NICVA for MediaConnect participants

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