News and features about the Army, released to the civilian and military media, so that the public can assess the Army's readiness and capabilities. News releases may be initiated by Army public affairs practitioners, or they may be generated by inquiries from the media. News releases may not violate security, accuracy, policy, and propriety (SAPP) rules, host-nation sensitivities, FOIA or Privacy Act.
A news story written for and released to the news media, particularly newspaper. News releases submitted to newspaper are written according to CP style guidelines. When a news release is prepared for radio it is written according to BN style guidelines. A news release can be distributed on paper, on disk, by email, by a PR newswire or posted on a website. A news release has a flag with the word(s) News or News Release in large type near the top of the "page." When the information in a release is community oriented, the flag can read Community News. Other alternatives include Sports News, Business News, Etc.
A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. Typically, it is mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, and/or television networks. Commercial newswire services are also used such as http://www.eworldwire.com Eworldwire to distribute news releases.