Write a Letter to the Editor

In the age of social media and instant messaging, writing a letter to the editor may seem old fashioned, but it’s still a good way of getting your point heard in a public forum. It also allows you to put forward a considered opinion or argument instead of just a one or two-line tweet or SMS to a radio or television station.

We’ve put together a few points to consider when penning your letter:

  1. Newspapers will ask for a range of information for verification and security purposes before they publish your letter
  2. Your message should be clear and to the point to avoid your letter being edited by the newspaper
  3. Consider your audience and the privacy implications of any person or issue you may be writing about

Australia Post has a few good tips for formal letter writing.