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Question and Answer with Katie

To listen to the August 20, 2009 Q&A with Katie Orenstein, Founder of The OpEd Project, please click on play below.

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Month Three Assignment

Write an Op-Ed

Op-eds are one of the most powerful and effective ways to get your voice out there. Write an op-ed that is 700 words or less following the instructions below.

Example of Op-eds

Suggested Process

At a pace that fits within your busy life, we recommend the following steps:

  • Review the learning material to help create an outline and help shape your op-ed.
  • Post the first draft of your op-ed to to the correspondent's group for feedback and input from the correspondents and editorial midwives.
  • Incorporate suggestions that resonate with your opinion and submit your final draft to your journal.

Instructions
  • Your op-ed should be less than 700 words.
  • Post your final op-ed to your personal journal on PulseWire by end of day Sunday, September 6, 2009.
  • Choose a compelling title.
  • Add this exact tag to your op-ed: Voices of Our Future Assignments
  • Copy and paste the following at the end of your first assignment:

    <em>This article is part of a writing assignment for <a href="http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/world-pulse-voices-of-our-future">Voices of Our Future</a>, which is providing rigorous web 2.0 and new media training for 31 emerging women leaders. We are speaking out for social change from some of the most forgotten corners of the world. <a href="http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/world-pulse-voices-of-our-future">Meet Us.</a></em>

    It will appear like this:

    This article is part of a writing assignment for Voices of Our Future, which is providing rigorous web 2.0 and new media training for 31 emerging women leaders. We are speaking out for social change from some of the most unheard from corners of the world. Meet Us.

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