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Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You To Know About Letters to the Editor (Part 4)

Keep your letter short. Space in print newspapers is valuable. It’s so precious, in fact, that the newspaper’s main commodity — news articles — are measured by words. Journalists...

August 31, 2011 8:41 By :

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You to Know About Writing Letters to the Editor (Part 3)

Keep your letter exclusive to one newspaper. Exclusive content is what gives each newspaper its unique character. So editors publish content that hasn’t been published anywhere else. The letters...

August 7, 2011 9:03 By :

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You to Know About Writing Letters to the Editor (Part 2)

Sign your name. Your real name.  And include your contact info (more on that point to come). Published letters are on the record, so they carry more weight. When you write a letter, you are the newspaper’s...

July 7, 2011 16:25 By :

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You to Know About Writing Letters to the Editor (Part 1)

Before you start writing, read the article. All of it. If you already read the full articles before responding, you can skip the rest of this post. But if you think you can cut corners and still help...

June 29, 2011 20:46 By :