Always include your name, address, telephone number so they can verify you are a real person living in Pike County. See tips below for more information. Deadline is usually Sunday night.
OUR LOCAL PRESS
News-Eagle: Max 400 words. Email to email@example.com.
Pike County Courier: Go to their website, fill in the form:
Pike County Dispatch: email to Chris Jones, editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pocono Record– email@example.com
River Reporter: Max 300 words. email firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITING Letters To The Editor tips
People read LTE’s to find out:
How local people think or feel about an issue
How an issue affects their community
People do not read LTE’s for:
In-depth policy talk.
National political debates.
Keep it short – get to the point.
Tell your human story by describing how the issue affects you or someone you know.
Avoid a long string of dull facts.
Use powerful language that expresses your feelings, in short sentences of various lengths.
End your letter with a specific call to action to your local lawmakers or community members.
Ask a friend to proof read for proper grammar and spelling.
Name of newspaper
Email Address of newspaper
TITLE OF LETTER
Letter to the Editor,
…. Text of letter …
Name of person writing letter
Home Address of person writing letter
Telephone of person writing letter
Email of person writing letter