October 14, 2009 Archives
That point of view is informed. It is not unfair to the opposition, and it sources its claims just as carefully as a news article.
A lot of editorial writers try to get by on their writing or their outrage, and not on their reporting. That just doesn't work. You've got to have facts. In an article, you use them to inform. In an editorial, you use facts to persuade. --Michael Gartner, Ames (Ia.) Daily Tribune (See more tips from Poynter)
Usually on page 3, the "Op-ed" page, we find a guest editorial. "Op-ed" is so named because "opposite" means "on the other side of the page" -- the point of view of that editorial may agree with or disagree with the lead editorial, or it may be on a completely different subject.
Tips for Writing Editorials
As I mentioned in class last week, there will be no midterm assessment.