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:
- Newspapers will ask for a range of information for verification and security purposes before they publish your letter
- Your message should be clear and to the point to avoid your letter being edited by the newspaper
- 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.