Even though this example contains an example of a group release, most newspapers prefer not to receive press releases about students entering online learning. You will most likely want to create a web-only story.
Merit Title: [Merit University] s tudents participate in Spring 2002 Continual Learning program
Merit Summary: Over [2,300] students at [Merit University] have made the transition to the Spring 2020 Continual Learning program. For the remainder of the semester, students will be participating in course continuation online from their homes, spanning  states and  countries.