Letters in the Media

We also need to share our voices with the masses. To do this we need to access the local media. Utilizing our local newsprint editorial pages we can help inform the public so as to encourage them to vote for schools for legislators how vote for schools. To help you write your opinion pieces and submit them to newspapers we have provided you a link to a list of local papers from which you can start. We also want to offer a few suggestions as to how to ensure your voice will be best received and make the greatest impact.

  1. Do not send form letters
    1. Instead, speak from personal experience
  2. Be very brief and right to the point
    1. Focus on a single issue
    2. Be specific about the issue and it's impact
    3. Be specific about the action you expect from the readers
    4. Keep it to very few words
      1. Check the paper's guidelines
      2. Do a count of the words in the pieces that the paper publishes and match them.
  3. Edit and redraft a few times (really shine it up)

Click here to access a list of Oregon newspapers.

The Oregonian
e-mail: letters@oregonian.com
mail: 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201
fax: 503-294-4193
web-link: http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2008/04/letters_to_the_editor_policy.html
Word limit: 150

Portland Tribune
online form: http://www.portlandtribune.com/forms/letters_form.php
word limit: 250

Willamette Week
e-mail: mzusman@wweek.com 
mail: 2220 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97210 
fax: 503-243-1115 
web-link: http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-33-1-letters_to_the_editor.html 
Word limit: 250 
The Asian Reporter
e-mail: news@asianreporter.com 
mail: 922 N Killingsworth St, Suite #1-A Portland, OR 97217-2220  USA
fax: 503-283-4445 

Mid-County Memo
e-mail: editor@midcountymemo.com (subject line should read "letter to the editor")
mail: 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230
fax: 503-249-7672
web-link: http://www.midcountymemo.com
Word Limit: none (letter lengths vary)

The Lake Oswego Review
online form:  http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/forms/letters_form.php 
web-link:  http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com 
Word Limit: 300

Statesman Journal
online form: http://community.statesmanjournal.com/email/letters_to_the_editor.php
e-mail: letters@StatesmanJournal.com
mail: Letters to the Editor, Statesman Journal, P.O. Box 13009, Salem, OR, 97309-3009
fax: 503-399-6706
web-link: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/OPINION/71017019/
Word Limit: 200* (*see their Submitting an opinion suggestions) 

Gresham Outlook
online form:   http://www.theoutlookonline.com/forms/letters_form.php  
Word Limit: 400

Register Gaurd
e-mail: rgletters@registerguard.com
mail: Mailbag, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408
fax: 541-338-2828
web-link: http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/
Word Limit: 250

Mail Tribune
online form: http://services.esouthernoregon.com/reader-services/submissions/letter-to-editor/
mail: Letters Editor, P.O. Box 1108, 111 N. Fir St., Medford, OR 97501
web-link: http://www.mailtribune.com/
Word Limit: 200

News Register
online form: http://www.newsregister.com/submit-letter
e-mail: letters@newsregister.com
mail: Readers’ Forum, News-Register, PO Box 727, McMinnville, OR 97128
fax: 541- 472-9151
web-link: http://www.newsregister.com/home
Word Limit: 300

Headlight Herald
online form: available through link under the opinion tab
web-link: http://tillamookheadlightherald.com/
Word Limit: 350