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This template should be used when the article appears to be written like a news article or a press release. It is used when the article may not be promotional or overly-negative, but is still unencyclopedic in tone.


Place at the top of the article and/or sections to alert editors.


  • For articles needing major clean-up, place {{newsrelease|article}} at the top of the main page to alert readers.
  • For articles needing minor clean-up, place {{newsrelease|article}} at the top of the talk page to alert editors.
  • To mark specific sections instead of the whole article, place {{newsrelease|section}} at the top of the section.
  • To replace the text "article or section", supply a first argument, e.g. {{newsrelease|article}} {{newsrelease|section}}
  • To replace the text "a press release", you may use {{newsrelease|article/section|yourtext}} or {{newsrelease|2=yourtext}}
  • You may use the optional date parameter, e.g. {{newsrelease|date=June 2017}}. This helps with the categorization of articles requiring attention.
  • The simplest way to add this template to an article is to copy and paste {{newsrelease|date=June 2017}} at the top of the article or talk page.
  • Add a new item to the talk page explaining the problem so editors will know what to address, and when to remove this tag.
  • This template adds articles to Category:Articles with a promotional tone




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