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Resources on Writing Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor
A Guide to Op-eds and Original Content (BU Public Relations)
Are you interested in writing an opinion piece to submit to a newspaper, magazine, online publication, or blog? Here’s what you need to know to get started.
How to Write an Op-Ed Article (Carleton College)
An op-ed article in a newspaper or elsewhere can reach millions of readers, swaying hearts and changing minds. It can help reshape a public debate and affect policy. It also can bring you considerable recognition for less effort than it takes to write a professional monograph or journal article.
Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed writers (New York Times)
As a summertime service for readers of the editorial pages who may wish someday to write for them, here’s a list of things I’ve learned over the years as an editor, op-ed writer and columnist.
How to Write an Op-Ed or Column (Journalist's Resource, Harvard Kennedy School)
The following is reprinted courtesy of Jeffrey Seglin, lecturer in public policy and director of the Harvard Kennedy School Communications Program.
The Op-Ed Project: Op-Ed Writing Tips and Tricks
The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.
Writing Letters to the Editor (University of Kansas)
Learn how to write and send effective print and e-mailed letters to editors of various media types, together with examples, that will gain both editorial and reader support.