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Writing opinion pieces
Newspaper carry opinion pieces on their editorial pages. These opinion pieces or Op-eds, as they are called are often written by experts or well known personalities rather than journalists. If the advocacy effort you are involved with has been able to gather the support of acknowledged subject matter experts, it may useful to ask them to write a short opinion piece on the issue. The opinion piece should simple language to explain the problem, have clear messages and then provide specific solutions. Alternatively op-ed articles may be placed with development feature services.