This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--<name> rang in <his/her> <birthday number> year on <date and day>. <details of celebration>.
<details of person>
For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.