Not even basic writing techniques are taught, let alone information about the editorial
process or skills required for effective participation on an editorial
Karen Nolan, The Reporter, Vacaville, California: I thought editorials
spoke for the publisher--you know, the person who buys ink by the barrel--and not every employee of the newspaper.
But in the last 10 years, there seems to be a real effort to balance the editorials
, letters and news.
, nevertheless, have contained statements that are confusing, misleading and just plain wrong.
The New York Times achieves very considerable editorial
effect by selecting and positioning the news," pointed out Herman H.
Shortly after Wilkins joined the Post to write editorials
in 1971, he was having lunch with Greenfield, then deputy editor of the editorial
He found the power base, if not exactly the full-time job, as a contributing editor of the New York Age, for which he wrote editorials
from October 1914 through July 1923.
There are other opportunities to shape, mold and lead public opinion than by writing daily editorials
," and by changing how editorial
space is utilized.
In one of many editorials
it ran supporting a school-choice proposal for inner-city Milwaukee children, the page compared the leading voucher opponent, schools superintendent Herbert Grover, to Arkansas segregationist Orval Faubus.
Every newspaper reporter knows nobody reads the editorials
made mention of a group of editors working on the magazine, but none other than Mottelay and Pearson appeared on the masthead or anywhere else in the magazine.