The Lake Sun values the opinions of the community. Fostering a strong community dialogue on topics important to lake area residents is the chief goal of the opinion page.
As we usher in 2013, we want to clarify the opinion page elements and policy.
A Lake View is an unsolicited opinion on a topic from a member of the community. Opinions may range from condoning or criticizing Washington policies to thanking a person or event for a job well done. The Lake View is not in response to another opinion or a story published in the Lake Sun.
All Lake Views must be at least 50 words in length and no more than 1,000.
Letter to the editor
A letter to the editor is an opinion in direct response to an article or opinion published in the Lake Sun.
All letters to the editor must be at least 50 words in length and no more than 1,000.
Letters must stay on topic. To eliminate back-and-forth arguments between writers, the Lake Sun reserves the right to refuse multiple opinions from an individual on the same topic.
A My View is an opinion written by a singular member of the Lake Media staff. A My View opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Lake Sun staff as a whole.
An Our View opinion is an opinion that reflects the views of the majority of the Lake Sun staff.
A guest column opinion is an opinion pulled from an external source. A guest column opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Lake Sun staff.
The Lake Sun reserves the right to edit all opinions for style and grammar, but will not edit for content.
The Lake Sun reserves the right to refuse to run an opinion if it violates libel law or is distasteful.
The Lake Sun runs opinions from citizens of Camden, Miller or Morgan counties, or second homeowners in these counties. Outstanding circumstances sometimes warrants publication of an opinion from a person living outside the lake area.
An email is the preferred method to submit an opinion. Email opinions to email@example.com. Please include your name, town of residence and a telephone number for verification purposes. The telephone number will not be published.