Questions on Module 3

Precious Nkeih
Posted August 23, 2013 from Cameroon

Hello lovely ladies,

Hope you all are doing fine. I would like to ask some questions to Laura our Op-ed trainer.

First, I would like to know if it is necessary to conduct interviews to get information for an op-ed.

Second, is it okay to write on a topic which is not currently in the news but is of interest to me?

Thanks and best regards.

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Delphine Criscenzo
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013

Hi Precious,

Thank you for your questions. I will email Laura and make sure she sees your questions. Based on the trainings we had with Laura last week and the questions asked by other correspondents, I can tell you that you do not need to conduct interviews for the Op-Ed, unless you think it will be helpful to your argument. In an Op-Ed you are stating your opinion and making a call for action, so it is up to you to see how you can support that. You can write about an issue that is timely, but is not making the news. Several correspondents asked that question. It seems that if you know this issue is important and timely, you should write about it even if mainstream media are not. In fact, I suggested that part of the op-ed could be a criticism of the fact that media are not covering this pressing issue. I hope this helps while I connect with Laura. Cheers,

Precious Nkeih
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013

This is very helpful. Thanks Delphine!

Precious

anab87j9
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013

Thank you Precious! I was thinking the same things!

I appreciate it.

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