March 16th workshop: Write and pitch an op-ed!

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Want to write a compelling op-ed on an issue you care about?

Join Sarah Stuteville, Seattle Times/Seattle Globalist columnist, and Joaquin Uy, communications specialist of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn how to write and publish an one in The Globalist or other media outlets.

Guest instructor Joaquin Uy of OIRA.
Guest instructor Joaquin Uy of OIRA.

“Op-eds provide an opportunity for anyone to get the issues they’re most passionate about into the pages of the most powerful media institutions out there,” says Stuteville, Seattle Times columnist and Globalist creative director, who will co-lead the workshop with Uy.

Workshop participants will learn how to position themselves as experts, generate story ideas, and tie them to current events to form a strong argument and call to action. You also get guidance on who to pitch your op-ed to and how.

Instructor Sarah Stuteville. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)
Instructor Sarah Stuteville. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

“How often do you agree with the opinions of your local newspaper’s editorial board?” asks Uy, OIRA’s ethnic media and communications specialist and former news director at KBCS Radio. “Op-eds are an opportunity to counter their arguments, to express what you believe and hopefully, change other people’s minds and actions about an issue. …There are people you’ll reach with an op-ed who you’d never reach with your social media, blogs and newsletters.

Sign up for “Writing with Voice – Op-ed Edition,” a workshop sponsored by Seattle’s Asian American Journalist’s Association. >>

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