Writing short, concise letters to local and national newspaper and magazine editors (both print and online) is a highly effective way of raising awareness of current issues in the global Church.
What should I write?
- Keep your letter friendly. Remember, you are Christ’s ambassador.
- Keep your letter short. Concise letters with a single point are more likely to be published.
- Keep your letter clear. State your subject and purpose in the opening paragraph.
- Keep your letter relevant. Editors typically print letters that respond to recent articles in their papers or that address current issues of interest.
What should I NOT write?
- Avoid being confrontational, abusive or offensive.
- Avoid quoting Scripture. A wise and well-balanced biblical perspective, which serves to address a crisis, problem or other evil, can be conveyed without using Scripture.
- Avoid preaching. Readers do not buy newspapers to read a sermon.
Click here to download a helpful article on writing to the media written by an editor of The National Post.