Tips for Writing to the Editor

WHY WRITE TO THE EDITOR?

  •     It is the second most widely read section of the newspaper.
  •     Most newspapers welcome letters from the public.
  •     You can share your views with a wide audience.
  •     You will gain support from others.

TIPS

  • Keep it short and simple. Aim for 250-300 words or less. (letters that are too long will be edited, and you won’t be able to control the content).
  • Include “Letter to the editor” as a title or subject line if you are emailing.
  • If emailing, write in the body of the email – no attachments.
  • If you are responding to an article you read, specify its title and publication date.
  • Write as you would speak.
  • Be civil. Avoid debates or personal attacks; just state your opinion and why you feel this way.
  • Include your name, email and telephone number at the bottom of the letter (they will not be published, but the editors may wish to contact you for clarification).
  • Send it to one newspaper or multiple newspapers. After a couple days, call to ask when will be published.

CONTACT INFORMATION OF NEWSPAPERS

As we are all aware, almost all of New Brunswick’s daily and weekly English and French newspapers are controlled by the Irving conglomerate.  (see UNB paper on our sad media  story here). Sometimes letters will be shared between newspapers.

The Sackville Tribune-Post, Saint Croix Courier and L’Acadie Nouvelle remain independent, as do a number of weeklies.

Times & Transcript – Moncton
Att. Rodd Allen
Tel: 859-7131
tteditor@timestranscript.com

Telegraph Journal – Saint John
Tel: 452-6675
tjletters@telegraphjournal.com

The Gleaner – Fredericton
Tel: 443-2928
letters@dailygleaner.com

Sackville Tribune-Post
Tel: 1-506-536-2500
sdoherty@sackvilletribunepost.com

L’Acadie Nouvelle – Caraquet, Dieppe, Fredericton
Tel: 1-800-561-2255
nouvelle@acadienouvelle.com

L’Etoile – Nouveau-Brunswick, la Cataracte, Chaleur, Dieppe, Kent, Péninsule Acadienne, la République, Restigouche, Shédiac
Tel: 383-2598
Editor in chief:
ricard.philippe@journaletoile.com