30 minutes | Jan 22nd 2021

CCL Training: How To Write Effective Letters to the Editor

Join CCL's Communications Coordinator Steve Valk for a training that provides an overview of the news hierarchy, a formula for writing effective letters to the editor, and common protocol for those seeking either an introductory lesson or a refresher on writing effective letters to the editor. It closes with a discussion on what to do after your letter is published and applies the training to two actual news stories. 

Skip ahead to the following section(s): Why Write Letters to the Editor? (2:47) Identifying LTE Opportunities (5:16) Writing Your Letters (8:56) How to Get More Published (15:05) After You've Published (21:19)

Helpful links: Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/writing-lte-slides  Letter To Editor Writing Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/111  LTE Topics Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/456 Google Alerts Tutorial: http://cclusa.org/google-alert-ltes    Letter to the Editor Tool: http://cclusa.org/lte  Print Media Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/992   Where to find CCL’s published media: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/published-media/#letterstotheeditor  Make sure you’re logging your actions in CCL’s Action Tracker: https://community.citizensclimate.org/actions/create 

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