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Press releases or news articles are not usually considered suitable resources for an academic assignment. Please check with your lecturer if this is deemed an appropriate resource for your specific assignment.

A press release in APA referencing style requires four pieces of information - author, year, title of press release (in italics) with the description of 'Press release' in brackets afterwards, then the source eg. URL (Lee, 2010).

Some examples are below:


The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. (2010). Administration officials continue travel across the

        country holding “Recovery Summer” events, project site visits [Press release]. Retrieved from



King Fish Media. (2010). The perfect marriage of content and technology: Is social media the new CRM?

         [Press release]. Retrieved from



Lee, C. (2010, September 9). How to cite a press release in APA style [Blog post]. Retrieved from

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