Fact sheets are essential for a reporter writing a story. This saves the reporter alot of time and energy and allows the reporter to write a better story for the provider. A fact sheet is the basis for what the reporter writes about. A fact sheet includes

1. the name of the event

2. Its sponsor

3. the location

4. Date and Time

5. The purpose of the message

6. The expected Attendance

7. A list of any prominent people attending

8. any unusual aspects of the event that makes it newsworthy.

A fact sheet is a quick list or reference used to write a story about. It provides information that is very helpful to reporters needing information to write about. Fact sheets usually accompany a media kit or news release. These three things together are the most important items when promoting an event, activity, or anything that needs to be publicised.