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Religion Press Release Services:
A Press Release Distribution Service from RNS

The Religion Press Release Services distribution list reaches a niche audience of mainstream and religious press, policymakers and advocacy groups, faith denominations, universities and seminaries, associations and foundations, public relations professionals and book publishers, and more. Examples follow:

Mainstream media outlets, such as:

  • CNN
  • New York Times
  • USA TODAY
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Washington Post/On Faith
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Scripps Howard News Service
  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
  • Dallas Morning News
  • National Public Radio
  • Newsweek
  • TIME magazine

Denominational and religious press, including:

  • Associated Church Press
  • Associated Baptist Press
  • Beliefnet
  • Christian Century
  • National Catholic Reporter
  • Presbyterian News Service
  • United Church News
  • United Methodist News Service
  • Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

Universities and Seminaries, such as:

  • Trinity College
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Columbia Universities
  • Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Boston College & Boston University
  • Duke Divinity School
  • George Fox University
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Pacific School of Religion
  • Saint Xavier University

Religious/advocacy groups & policymakers:

  • World Union for Progressive Judaism
  • World Relief
  • White House Writers Group
  • Wall Watchers
  • Salvation Army
  • Pluralism Project at Harvard
  • Alban Institute
  • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Interfaith Alliance
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • Friends of Sabeel
  • Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
  • Concerned Women for America

In addition to these groups, numerous faith groups, book publishers, public relations firms, associations and foundations also subscribe to our press release service. Altogether, nearly 2,000 people subscribe to RPRS.

Distribution

Each release we send is distributed six ways:

  • In unique email distribution to our RPRS customers
  • Posted on our website and held there in our archives. Our website currently enjoys approximatley 300,000 visits per month.
  • Distributed via Associated Press to our subscribers who receive our content that way
  • Distributed via Canadian Press

Rates

Our press release service begins at $165 for the first 400 words, then $40 for each 100 words (or part thereof) thereafter. We can add photos and logos for $40 each, and we can embed YouTube videos for $50 each. A new feature of the Religion News Press Release Service is the ability, for an additional $50 to have your release posted for 30 days on rna.org. This site has a smaller but very exclusive readership of Religion Newswriter Association members. Just Click on "post to rna.org" for this feature when uploading your release! 

There is a service charge of $10 per press release for clients who wish to be manually invoiced.

Submitting Your Release & RPRS Agreement

Simply click on "submit press release", upload your word document along with contact information. As soon as your release has been approved, you will be contacted by someone at RNS to return to the site for payment by credit card.

Questions?

Contact Wendy Gustofson, 573-884-4044, wendy.gustofson@religionnews.com.

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