Citizens’ Climate Lobby

CCL Training: How To Write Effective Letters to the Editor

January 22, 2021

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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