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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Why Write A Letter To The Editor?

Writing letters to the editor is an enormous tool of public opinion, reaching the masses with the possibilities of being an advocate for change. The letters to the editor is usually one of the most widely read sections in newspapers. Politicians have been known to gauge the public’s reactions to various topics based on public input-which has the potential to influence legislative dialog. Editors on occasion use quotes from letters written to this section.
The action of submitting a letter to the editor alone can speak mountains. The Muslim opinion is often silent in the media and left out of the dialog processes concerning pertinent issues of the day. Writing a letter to the editor gives you a voice. Sometimes letters are used as a gauge to determine what is hot and what is not. Editors have to face specific issues when many letters are received supporting a particular idea. What might have gone unnoticed has a stronger chance of getting published just because many readers decided to write to the editor on that particular issue.

Read the entire 'Letter to The Editor"

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