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Our 30-day rule for letters

Post by David Seago on May 30, 2006 at 3:56 pm |
May 30, 2006 3:56 pm

A reader complained to the TNT’s reader representative today that we slipped up on enforcing our 30-day rule for letters to the editor. She cited letters on May 3 and May 24 responding to syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times.

We checked and found that the letters were from two different people commenting on two different Kristof columns. That’s not affected by the 30-day rule.

Here’s how it works: If your letter to the editor is published in The News Tribune, we won’t publish another letter from you until 30 days have elapsed. Sometimes we’ll make an exception, but that’s very unusual and typically granted only when a peson directly affected or involved in a news story or editorial seems entitled to respond.

Any other questions about letters to the editor? Email david.seago@thenewstribune.com or cheryl.tucker@thenewstribune.com

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