Letter to the Editor Guidelines


The media molds public opinion and public opinion steers public policy. Your letter will contribute to this vital process.


A letter to the editor should be timely and written within two to three days, if possible.


The following guidelines should be carefully considered.

  1. Letters should be sent by email or typewritten, if possible. Typewritten letters should be double-spaced and on one side of the paper only. Include your home address and phone number.
  2. Use your name as an individual and not as a member of PRIMER, unless specifically requested to do so.
  3. Letters should not be lengthy.
  4. Do not be strident or sarcastic. 
  5. Do not attack the editors or the newspaper or accuse them of being anti-Israel or anti-Semitic.
  6. If you do not see any letter to the editor in response to the news article, call the editor and politely request that your letter be considered for publication. Note that the public should be given the opportunity to read a balanced view.