Students will develop and submit for publication an opinion editorial (op-ed) of between 500 and 750 words related to the problem/issue addressed by their policy analysis. Op-eds are short commentary pieces that provide an effective way to communicate advocacy-related messages directly to target audiences. Op-eds appear daily in almost every newspaper and usually address current issues, express a viewpoint, and frequently offer solutions to address those issues. An oped is a way to raise awareness among decision makers, opinion leaders and fellow citizens about important social welfare policy issues. Students will familiarize themselves with how to draft an effective op-ed as well as how to evaluate a published op-ed.
- Format: Approximately 500~750 words