Making Op-Eds (Slightly) Easier

It usually takes a ton of investment (time, energy, patience) to get an op-ed published, and it’s a rare researcher who isn’t frustrated by the experience. Just to get going, you must:

  • develop the idea;
  • figure out a news hook if there isn’t an obvious one;
  • figure out where you want to have it published (and can, realistically, have it published);
  • find the contact information for the opinion editor at that outlet; and
  • figure out whether they want the entire piece as a submission or just a pitch.