An opinion or commentary piece is written about a news issue by someone outside our newsroom. The author could be anyone from an elected official to your next door neighbor. You can find them online at inquirer.com/opinion and on weekdays, in print on the editorial pages at the back of the A section. On Sundays, opinions run in the Currents section, which will sometimes explore a special theme or issue.
Opinion or commentary pieces are sometimes called op-eds, meaning opposite of editorial, a reference to their traditional placement on the page in the print newspaper. The Inquirer is looking for pieces that are well-written with a fact-based viewpoint. That primarily takes the shape of commentary on news events, but we also strive to publish reflections on cultural trends, and the occasional personal or explanatory essay.
Op-eds are reviewed and edited by:
» Deputy Editor, Opinion: Erica Palan firstname.lastname@example.org
» Coverage Editor, Opinion: Elena Gooray email@example.com
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There are no hard and fast rules about what topics we cover on the op-ed page, but some general parameters: