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How to write and pitch op-eds

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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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  • Greg’s op-ed on Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Walter Hatch on China, S. Korea and Japan’s new leadership.
  • Insert Twilight poster
  • Diagram an op-ed. Short lead. Main argument within first 150 words. Propose solutions.
  • I read and respond to 100 submissions a week
  • You must explicitly explain the connection to Seattle or WA state in the op-ed
  • Stats on Twitter accounts. Screenshot of ArsalanIfthikar
  • Prometheus Brown op-ed rap
  • Juanita Maestas audio guest column
  • Transcript

    • 1. 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
    • 2. Short lede, ~100 wordsMain argumentResearch supporting your argumentPropose solutionsEnding, kicker or call to action
    • 3. Screen shot of NewYorkTimes Election Day 2008 word cloud
    • 4. http://seati.ms/submitoped
    • 5. http://bit.ly/n3conopedschan@seattletimes.com@sharonpianchanhttp://seati.ms/submitoped