(adapted from http://www.equite-equity.com/write_local_newspaper.cfm)
WHY WRITE TO THE EDITOR?
- It is the second most widely read section of the newspaper.
- Most newspapers welcome letters from the public.
- You can share your views with a wide audience.
- You will gain support from others.
- Keep it short and simple. Aim for 300-400 words or less. (letters that are too long will be edited, and you won’t be able to control the content).
- Include “Letter to the editor” as a title or subject line if you are emailing.
- If emailing, write in the body of the email – no attachments.
- If you are responding to an article you read, specify its title and publication date.
- Write as you would speak.
- Be civil. Avoid debates or personal attacks; just state your opinion and why you feel this way.
- Include your name, email and telephone number at the bottom of the letter (they will not be published, but the editors may wish to contact you for clarification).
- Send it to one newspaper or multiple newspapers. After a couple days, call to ask when will be published.
CONTACT INFORMATION OF NEWSPAPERS
You can submit letters online to Canada East (including the Times & Transcript, the Telegraph and the Daily Gleaner) through the following web page: http://www.telegraphjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/TJOnline/Info/LettersToEditor/index.csp
Or email the paper of your choice.
Times & Transcript – Moncton
Att. Rodd Allen
Telegraph Journal – Saint John
The Gleaner – Fredericton
L’Acadie Nouvelle – Caraquet, Dieppe, Fredericton
L’Etoile – Nouveau-Brunswick, la Cataracte, Chaleur, Dieppe, Kent, Péninsule Acadienne, la République, Restigouche, Shédiac
Editor in chief: