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Presentation for N3Con media conference in Hong Kong on May 25, 2013 on how to write and pitch powerful op-eds, also known as guest columnst, for print and online publications.

Presentation for N3Con media conference in Hong Kong on May 25, 2013 on how to write and pitch powerful op-eds, also known as guest columnst, for print and online publications.

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How to write and pitch op-eds How to write and pitch op-eds Presentation Transcript

  • News OpinionBe objective Take a standReport, report, report And treat yourself as a sourceExplanation of issue Knowledgeable argumentExpose wrongdoing or failure And propose solutionsCold blooded Warm blooded
  • Short lede, ~100 wordsMain argumentResearch supporting your argumentPropose solutionsEnding, kicker or call to action
  • Screen shot of NewYorkTimes Election Day 2008 word cloud
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  • http://bit.ly/n3conopedschan@seattletimes.com@sharonpianchanhttp://seati.ms/submitoped