Secret top 10 tips to improve your chances of getting your Letter to the Editor published1. Sign 'em. Include postal address and phone number. No pseudonyms, please. Our reporters face the world; you can, too. We haven't lost a letter writer yet. 2. Keep 'em short. Fewer than 200 words best. Fewer than 100 words better.3. Be timely. Commenting on month-old news rarely cuts it.4. Focus on the one thing you want to say. We edit for length, clarity and punctuation. We want everyone to shine!5. School yourself by reading the Letters page to see what gets picked. Being funny, wise, pointed, emotive, civil, polite and accurate on diverse subjects is good. Using name-calling or list-making, or being dull, lengthy, incendiary and inaccurate is bad.6. We publish a cross-section of the mail we receive, including those that disagree with our views. Our bias is only toward short letters.7. Feel free to include extra information to buttress your arguments, but put it outside of the text of … [Read more...] about Tips for letters to the editor and op-ed submissions
source Melia Robinson/Business Insider Business Insider is looking for a talented tech editor to work out of its London office. We are looking for a driven storyteller who can spot scoops and is able to write quickly and independently. This person should be obsessed with covering the world’s biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple, Uber, and Amazon. He or she should be excited about chasing down news and delivering original, reported features. As a tech editor you will: Report and write in-depth feature stories about the world’s top tech businesses and the personalities behind the companies. Work closely with reporters, coaching them on strategies and techniques for building sources, breaking news, finding news in public documents, etc. Assign and edit a wide range of short news pieces, longer features, and other types of stories. We will consider candidates at various experience levels. The best candidates have: Strong business … [Read more...] about Business Insider is hiring a tech editor in London
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney stands on the mound during a snow squall in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh on April 4. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge The title of an article in the April 8 copy of The Blade says it all: “Weather wreaking havoc with season’s start.” One can only wonder what the major league schedule makers were thinking when Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Denver were made the host teams for that weekend. The problem was compounded when you see that warm weather teams came north for many of these games. Why is Tampa Bay in Boston? Or Miami in Philadelphia? Starting the season earlier really demonstrated a lack of weather … [Read more...] about To the editor: Weather wreaks havoc on baseball
By Letters From Our Readers | PUBLISHED: April 18, 2018 at 2:06 am | UPDATED: April 18, 2018 at 3:30 am San Jose residents have same feelings about Google’s plan and Silicon Valley Rising’s concerns I am very disturbed that Carl Guardino of the Silicon Valley Leadership Forum has seen fit to dismiss the proposals of Silicon Valley Rising concerning the Google project with ridicule. It is not true, as he claims, that this community coalition represents only those opposed to the project. Quite the contrary. Seventy-five percent of San Jose residents support the Google project — and roughly the same percentage, or more, support key demands of Silicon Valley Rising, such as calling on Google to ensure that current residents are not permanently displaced by the Google development. Henry MillsteinSan Jose Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor … [Read more...] about Letter: San Jose residents have same feelings about Google’s plan and Silicon Valley Rising’s concerns
By Letters From Our Readers | PUBLISHED: March 30, 2018 at 9:21 am | UPDATED: March 30, 2018 at 9:37 am Could Cambridge Analytica use data to profile people who stockpile guns and ammo? Re: Cambridge Analytica: Imagine what they could do by profiling those who stockpile guns and ammo? James KelleyMilpitas Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor … [Read more...] about Letter: Could Cambridge Analytica use data to profile people who stockpile guns and ammo?