Newspaper reader surveys have shown that the letters to the editor page is one of the most closely read parts of the newspaper.
Tips for writing a letter to the editor:
• State the point of your letter clearly and at the beginning
• Make your letter timely
• Rely on facts rather than rhetoric
• Keep your letter brief and typed if possible
• Include your name, signature, address and phone number
• Find others to write letters about the same issue (If your letter doesn't get published, perhaps someone else's on the same topic will)
• Monitor the paper for your letter. If your letter has not appeared within a week or two, follow up with a call to the newspaper’s editorial department
If you send a letter to the editor about a political issue, please email us a copy. We love to hear what Clark County Democrats have to say to their local papers.
Below is a list of local newspapers in the area. Please contact us if you find that any of this information is incomplete or wrong so that we can provide you with the most updated information.
E-mail: email@example.com or, On-Line Form
Mail: Letters from Readers, The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, 98666;
Letters must include full name, address and phone number for verification.
Mail: Letters to the Editor, The Oregonian, 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, Or., 97201,
Please limit letters to 150 words. Please include your full address and daytime phone number, for verification only. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
The Daily News (Longview):
Web : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: The Daily News, P.O. Box 189, Longview, WA 98632,
Fax: (360) 577-2538
The Reflector (Battleground):
Mail: P.O. Box 2020, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Fax: (360) 687-5162
Letters are limited to one typewritten, double-spaced page. Writers are limited to two letters per calendar quarter.
Camas Post Record
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Mail: P.O. Box 1013, Camas, Wash., 98607
Letters must be signed and include the writer's telephone number for verification