Writing Assignment 2-Letter to the Editor

21Feb 2022 by
This assignment requires you effectively demonstrate core competencies of critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility within the context of civic engagement in the U.S. political process.  You must
Identify a current political issue that affects you and your community.Educate yourself about the issue by reading at least three articles from reputable news sources about the issue.Identify a media outlet used in your community (this could be a news blog, a newspaper, or a radio station). Verify that the media outlet accepts letters to their editorial staff and find the parameters for such submissions.  Take a screenshot of the submission guidelines.Draft a letter (of a length that adheres to the submission guidelines for your particular media outlet, but typically about 150 words) to the editor in which you
identify yourself;identify the political issue about which you are concerned;clearly state a position on that issue (what the government should do or not do); andprovide an explanation for your position that will persuade the readers to agree with you.
You will turn in
a .doc, .docx, or .pdf version of your letter; anda .doc, .docx, or .pdf document listing the three articles you read; anda screenshot (.jpg, .png, .pdf) of submission guidelines for the media outlet you chose
Check the letters-to-the-editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for examples of what a letter-to-the-editor should look like:  https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/ The following links provide details on submissions to some possible media outlets:Dallas Morning News:  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/2018/12/02/tips-for-letters-to-the-editor-and-op-ed-submissions/ Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/submit-letter/ For more information about submitting an op-ed as well as links to many, many newspapers, visit The Op-Ed Project:  https://www.theopedproject.org/submission-information

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