Are you eager to share your opinions with your community? Send us your Letters to the Editor

What is a letter to the editor, you ask?

A letter to the editor is a formal way to communicate with a newspaper or magazine. Maybe you are concerned about a community issue and you want to voice your opinion with the rest of the community to engage your neighbors.

…Or, perhaps you just want to share general information with others …Or, maybe you want to weigh in on a recent story we covered and share your insights or experience related to that subject.

Whatever the topic may be we want to hear from you! Still wondering how to write your letter?

Here is a short example based on recent feedback:

Dear Editor,

I turn to the Community Calendar for info related to local meetings, important dates, and other special events. However, I noticed the Gate does not currently provide phone numbers or web links so that I and other readers can find out more about the event. Can you please start including phone numbers and web links so we can reach out to the appropriate parties for more information?

Thank you!

Sincerely, A dedicated reader on the 1000 Block of South Anywhere Street.

You can also sign with your name, address or email address if you’d like. Any messages or letters will go through an editorial review. Send your letters or comments to editor@thegatenewspaper.com Or mail your letters to 1751 W.47th Street, 2nd Floor. Chicago, IL 60609. If you have any question call us 773-523-4416 ext. 111

¿Estás ansioso por compartir tus opiniones con la comunidad? ¡Envía tus cartas a la editora

¿Qué es una carta al editor? Te preguntas. Una carta al editor es una manera formal de comunicarte con un periódico o una revista. Quizá te preocupe un problema de la comunidad y deseas expresar tu opinión con el resto de la comunidad o enganchar a tus vecinos.

…O, quizá sólo quieras compartir información general con la comunidad …O, quizá quieras opinar sobre una historia reciente que cubrimos y compartir tus ideas o experiencia relacionada a ese tema. Cualquiera que sea el tema ¡Queremos saber de ti!

¿Aún te preguntas cómo debes escribir tu carta? Aquí te damos una pequeña muestra basada en una opinión reciente:

Querida Editora,

Me dirijo al Calendario Comunitario para encontrar información relacionada a reuniones locales, fechas importantes y otros eventos especiales. Sin embargo,

he notado que The Gate no proporciona números telefónicos o direcciones de internet para que otros lectores puedan averiguar más acerca del evento. ¿Podrían incluir números telefónicos y direcciones de internet para que podamos contactar a las debidas partes para obtener más información por favor? ¡Gracias!

Un dedicado lector de la cuadra 1000 de Cualquier Calle.

También puedes firmar con tu nombre, dirección o correo electrónico si lo deseas. Cualquier carta o mensaje pasará por una revisión editorial.

Envía tus cartas o comentarios a editor@ thegatenewspaper.com O envía tus cartas a The Gate Newspaper, 1751 W.47th Street, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60609

Si tienes preguntas llámanos al 773-523-4416 ext. 111.

One Response to Are you eager to share your opinions with your community? Send us your Letters to the Editor

  1. I thought your readers would be interested in being offer an opportunity to participate in an online survey where they can give their opinion on how to improve shopping options in their neighborhood. This is about how to provide new resources to economic developers to more accurately assess and predict retail opportunity within different Chicago communities. The data collected through the survey will be used to configure models that work to explain neighborhood and shopper choice.

    See below release

    State-of-the-art Retail Research Project Will Provide Accurate Picture
    for Future Chicago Neighborhood Retail Development
    Survey respondents will help to improve shopping options in Chicago’s neighborhoods

    CHICAGO (November 8, 2013) – A team of researchers are offering Chicago residents an opportunity to give their opinion on how to improve shopping options in their neighborhood. Chicago TREND (Transforming Retail Economics of Neighborhood Development) is seeking participants for an one-of-a-kind, state of the art project that will collect unique data to provide a new, much more accurate picture of how neighborhoods are changing, where retail opportunities are, where people are likely to shop or move and outline specific opportunities for retail development to help drive neighborhood change.

    The action-oriented research study, which can be completed online only in English or Spanish at http://TREND.SURVEYANALYTICS.COM, seeks to provide new resources to economic developers to more accurately assess and predict retail opportunity within different Chicago communities. Data collected through the survey will be used to configure models that work to explain neighborhood and shopper choice.

    Researchers are currently engaging neighborhood leaders, retailers and developers in refining their approach and are now looking to gain insight from community members on their latest shopping experience to assist researchers understand how and where Chicagoans shop, how far they travel and what they look for when shopping at various stores. Researchers will use the valuable data to identify areas for improved retail options in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

    Participants will remain anonymous and data provided will be used only for research purposes. Respondents can sign up to win Amazon.com gift cards.

    Through this study, Chicago TREND will develop a dynamic view of the retail landscape across Chicago by creating a rich citywide database that captures business and neighborhood characteristics and trends, as well as new data on shopper behavior. All data will eventually help retailers make smarter investment decisions which in turn will drive positive neighborhood change.

    Chicago TREND is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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