When making your point in today’s newspapers, space is tight, words need precision and competition is fierce for that scarce media real estate.
These are some of the facts that make IJ Attorney Paul Sherman’s achievements publishing letters to the editor and op-eds nationwide so impressive. Only a small percentage of submitted letters and op-eds are ever carried by the targeted news outlets. But when they are, they provide an important means of either correcting errors or omissions in coverage, or letting the public know about an important issue that might not otherwise be brought to their attention.
Over the past year, Paul has published four letters to the editor in the Los Angeles Times, two each in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, as well as others in The Hill, Politico, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Over that same period he published more than a dozen op-eds, including three in The Wall Street Journal and two at The National Law Journal, along with others in The New York Times and National Review.
The Institute for Justice is known for its strategic and effective media relations. This kind of work by Paul and other IJ attorneys and staffers all across the nation is a big reason why.