Letters-to-editor requirement helps editorial students

Anderson, Laird B.
July 1977
Journalism Educator;Jul77, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses the article author's point of view that editorial writing such as letters to the editor should be considered as a test for journalism students' progress. The article author encourages the students to write letters. This gives them the chance to carefully analyze the editorial or column writer's arguments and offer a convincing answer. Besides the research and writing drill, this exercise also serves several other useful functions. It introduces the students to all aspects of the editorial and sharpens their understanding of some of the difficulties and problems associated with citizen access to their newspapers.


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