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Press service is typically a department within an organization of some kind whose function is to communicate with
mass media Mass media refers to a diverse array of media (communication), media technology, technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication. The technologies through which this communication takes place include a variety of outlets. Broa ...
on topics related to that organization by issuing
press release A press release is an official statement delivered to members of the news media for the purpose of providing information, an official statement, or making an announcement. A press release is traditionally composed of nine structural elements, inc ...
s and using other various means such as public speeches at
news conference A press conference or news conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. A joint press conference instead is held between two or more talking sides. Practice In a press con ...
s, answering questions by telephone or on the
Internet The Internet (Capitalization of Internet, or internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a ''network of networks'' t ...

Internet
. The main (or only) public figure who makes announcements is usually called a press secretary, press officer or spokesperson. For example, there is a press service for the
European Parliament The European Parliament (EP) is one of three Legislature, legislative branches of the European Union and one of its seven Institutions of the European Union, institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European leg ...
.European Parliament - News
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See also

* List of press release agencies *
Public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of deliberately managing the release and spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the General public, public in ...
* White House Press Secretary * Office of the Press Secretary (Philippines) *
Press Office (Royal Household)Royal Communications is a branch of the Private Secretary to the Sovereign, Private Secretary's Office of the Royal Household of the Monarch, Sovereign of the United Kingdom responsible for media relations and communicating with various organisations ...


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