LETS WRITE AN OP-ED:

OPEDS: WHO WRITES OUR WORLD?

The OpED Project: Katie Orenstein: why is this project important?

 

OpEd Defined:

 

 

 

What is an expert?  What are you an expert in?

Joseph Gulfo:  Qualities of an Expert

 

Expertise Statement:

 

What is a Thought Leader?

 

Tell us about the structure of an OpEd:

What are the elements of an OpEd?

 

 

 

News Hooks

7 Ways to Create A News Hook That A Reporter Can’t Resist

Ledes

What are the elements of a lede?

How did Laverne Cox use Katie Couric’s gaffe as a lede?

How was Kellyanne Conway a master at creating ledes to her own arguments based on completely unrelated material?

 

Thesis:

What is a thesis statement?  What is your argument?

 

Evidence:

 

To be sure paragraph:

To be sure as compared to an antiviral

 

Conclusion:

Harvard’s Writing Center has a lot to say on this topic:

 

Find the elements of an OpEd in Neil Degrassi’s piece:

 

Find the elements of an op-ed in John Oliver’s piece:

 

Out of the box thinking:

https://hbr.org/2012/11/innovate-by-looking-for-proble

What are hunches? Where do good ideas come from?

 

Neil Dregrasse Tyson vs. Bob Lutz hunch exercise–locate the hunches:

 

Pitching your OpEd:

Advice from the OpEd Project

 

Pitching utilizing message maps:

 

What are the elements in Katie Orenstein’s pitch for the Op-ed Project?

 

Submitting your OpEd:

A list of publishers through the OpEd Project

Hear from the publishers (The New York Times and The Boston Globe, as well as others):

 

What are the challenges of having an OpEd presence in the world?

Hear from Chloe Angyal from the OpEd project

 

Katie Orenstein Interview–returning to why this is important:

 

The OpEd Project Website:

The OpED Project website offers so many resources. Please click to have a look.

 

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