Online PR firm webitpr has devised a 'social media news release' - a press release specifically designed for the internet.
Stephen Davies, who maintains an excellent online PR blog, is the subject of the release - he has joined webitpr.
So what is it? Unlike normal press releases, the social media news release uses a range of media to get the message across. In the webitpr release, video and audio is used, and journalists are also provided with a range of images.
The release is also interactive - it has a section for people to leave comments, which can be turned on or off.
In addition, a range of related links are provided with the release - these include blog trackbacks and other media coverage of the news release, as well as links to bookmarking sites such as Digg and Reddit..
All in all, pretty useful...