Political Candidate Endorsement Letters... - The Missourian: Opinion

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Political Candidate Endorsement Letters...

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 5:00 pm

Newspapers don’t always agree on policies as to letters to the editor, especially the withholding of names of letter writers Another issue is whether to consider letters that advocate the election of a political candidate as advertising and charge the regular open rate.

On withholding of names, The Missourian has had a policy of not revealing the names of writers of letters when requested as long as the letter was signed, a telephone number was listed, along with the town where the person lives for verification purposes. We will consider not revealing the name of the letter writer in these instances. The letters by people whose names are withheld must meet other criteria, such as the letter not being libelous/slanderous; not in bad taste; must contain factual information (a judgment call by the editor); are not from a person who has a dispute with a neighbor or business (we don’t have the resources/time to get both sides except in a major, public interest case); and must not be an unfair attack on another person. Also, personal disputes between an employee and his or her employer are not published.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thanks for visiting The Missourian. You are entitled to view 20 free articles every 30 days. Currently, you have (%remaining%) free articles remaining, (%remaining_reg%) before being asked to register, and (%remaining_sub%) before being asked to subscribe). If you are already a print subscriber, you get FREE access after registering. If you are not yet a print subscriber you can purchase an affordable online subscription to receive full access to emissourian.com & a digital replica of The Missourian. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

/opinion
;