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Op ed


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Op ed

  1. 1. Op-Ed
  2. 2. Your opinion…Supported by facts.
  3. 3. Traditional journalismreports facts – like thesky is blue – withoutexpressing opinion
  4. 4. Op-Eds are intended to persuade andsometimes lead audience to take action.
  5. 5. Editorials, Op-Eds andPerspective sectionsare the passion andopinion of what issupposed to be anotherwise objectivenews source
  6. 6. Structure #1: JUST OPINIONDiscuss topic and your opinionConsider opposing viewpointsSupport/prove your stance with supportingdetailsDraw a conclusion
  7. 7. Structure #2: PROBLEM/SOLUTIONState problemState your positionGive evidence of your positionState and refute the opposing viewpointsOffer possible solutions to the problem
  8. 8. Keepbackgroundinformation to under a paragraph
  9. 9. Keep prose conciseand tight. Do not over-explain
  10. 10. Make sure your topic is… Relevant Newsworthy Pertinent NOW Ongoing
  11. 11. AVOID
  12. 12. Have a strong thesis
  13. 13. Try not to bewishy-washy.It blurs thefocus of yourargument andcan confuse anaudience.
  14. 14. Avoid writing… I think I feel I believe Why?
  15. 15. Attackthings –values,ideas oractions –notpeople
  16. 16. Keep your cool.
  17. 17. Start with a strong lead
  18. 18. End with a power punch that will stay with your audience.
  19. 19. In order to have your claim accepted, you must… Support itPredict objections and rebuttals Set up qualifiers
  20. 20. Support your ideas!HOW?
  21. 21. Do not repeat the same ideas over and over again. Keep support fresh and varied.
  22. 22. Citing sources for Op-Eds Work Cited Parenthetical In-Text Citations
  23. 23. Reference sources in the sentence or paragraphExample:“A 2001 Gallup poll indicated…” This gives the audience enough information to fact check you in they want to.