Opinion and editorials

Tips on pitching from the Guardian’s incoming features editor

Jessica Reed shares tips for pitching stories to her, though they’re applicable to anyone interested in pitching stories to outlets, as well a list of stories she’d like to see. “I want to know what you already know about the story you have in mind, what you don’t know yet, and who you want to […]

The art of the interview and how to elevate a Q&A

Legendary entertainer and talk show host Dick Cavett shares how to conduct the kind of interview that leaves nothing interesting behind: “My former boss and idol for many years as a viewer, Jack Paar, called me before I started doing a talk show and said, ‘Hey kid, don’t do interviews.’ And I said, ‘What do […]

LA Times won’t print letters denying humans cause global warming

Conceding that he is no expert in science, Times’ letter editor Paul Thornton, says “when deciding which letters should run among hundreds on such weighty matters as climate change, I must rely on the experts — in other words, those scientists with advanced degrees who undertake tedious research and rigorous peer review.” He continues, “Saying […]

Newspapers are downsizing their opinion sections in print, Pew finds

You might have heard: New York Times expands its international opinion section ahead of its global launch (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Interviews with editors across the country by Pew have confirmed a gradual shift both in the amount of space given over to opinion and in the missions of editorial and op-ed pages. “The trend […]