Write OpEds

PenWriting Letters to the Editor is a method of spreading information (and shaping public opinion) to a wider audience for free. If an article is in the paper about development project or preservation news, it is best to respond quickly.

Getting Your Letter Published
In order to get published, letters should follow these rules:

  1. Be brief.
  2. Summarize (briefly) the article to which you are responding without repeating the opponent’s arguments.
  3. Don’t use sarcasm, acronyms, or terms not understood by everyone (e.g. EIR).
  4. Keep it simple and clear – the reader will most likely not be as well informed as you are.
  5. Use facts and humor.
  6. Put your name address and phone number down so they can verify it is indeed you who is sending the letter.


How to Submit Your Letter
Consider submitting your letter to newspapers where the readers are likely to know your effort, organization, or the project.  Be sure to follow any rules the newspaper has about publishing a Letter to the Editor.

Use this online form to submit a letter to one or more of the following newspaper outlets:

  • Auburn Journal
  • Colfax Record
  • Roseville and Granite Bay Press Tribune
  • Loomis News
  • Lincoln News Messenger
  • Rocklin Placer Herald
  • Folsom and El Dorado Hills Telegraph

To reach Rocklin & Roseville Today send your letter via email to: Contribute@RocklinToday.com.

To reach the Sacramento Bee send your letter via the online form.