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Write a letter to the editor.

A letter to the editor is an opportunity to share your opinion directly with a newspaper’s audience. It should be a concise response to a recently published article. Whether your letter’s purpose is to show your support for a cause or to set the record straight, your letter should present a persuasive argument. While reaching out to national papers such as The New York Times can garner broad attention, writing a letter to your hometown paper will reach an important, and often diverse, audience.


Here are some local and national outlets where you can submit your letter:

How to submit a letter to the editor at the Chicago Tribune.

Examples of letters to the editor at the The Chicago Sun Times.

How to submit a letter to the editor at The New York Times. 

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