Monday, March 12, 2007

Tips on Letters To The Editor - - And a Solid Example

Sometimes a great letter to the editor jumps off the page because it's well-written and informative, and ever-so-timely.

Here's an example from Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - "Hydropower is not a clean energy source," by Helen Sarakinos (among a group of letters), about matters as diverse as hydropower and the politcal right's reflexive abuse of environmentalism.

Newspaper editors get hundreds of letters a week and have room for but a small fraction. Here is how the decision-makers at one major US newspaper say they make their picks.

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