Letter of the Month – Surprise WinnerMay 10, 2012 11:11 by Simon Plosker
The emailed letter to the editor is still the classic way to make yourselves heard and maybe even get published. These days, however, social media offers many alternative ways to deal directly with media outlets and the journalists themselves. That’s why our latest Letter of the Month isn’t a letter at all but a tweet.
Our winner goes by the Twitter name of @nushuktan. He decided to tweet New York Times correspondent Jodi Rudoren directly over her recent article concerning Palestinian hunger strikers, sending her the link to HonestReporting’s critique.
Although we were less than impressed with her “could have done more” comment, Jodi Rudoren actually responded, proving that Twitter offers another effective vehicle for holding the media to account.
Congratulations to @nushuktan, who will be receiving something from us in the mail very soon just as soon as we find out who the person is behind the Twitter alias!
Remember to keep writing those letters and contacting the press and let us know if you are published!