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 news@neagle.com.

 

Pike County Courier: Go to their website, fill in the form:

http://www.pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=HOME05

 

Pike County Dispatch: email to Chris Jones, editor: editor@pikedispatch.com

 

Pocono Record– letters@poconorecord.com

 

River Reporter: Max 300 words.  email editor@riverreporter.com

 

 

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.

 

Simple rules:

  • 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.

 

FORMAT

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