ABOUT OUR OPINION PAGES
Who writes opinions? The Statesman runs several kinds of opinion pieces aimed at informing readers and engaging the community in a conversation. We label these pieces for clarity: Opinion, Guest Opinion and Editorial Board Opinion. Our ed board opinions represent the consensus view of the publisher, opinion page editor and a large group of volunteer community members. The board is made up of people representing a mix of ages, genders and political leanings. Opinion content is not created or written by newsroom journalists, whose job it is to cover the news in unbiased fashion.
WANT YOUR SAY? We accept letters/opinions that include an address and daytime telephone number for verification.
Letters: 200-word limit, one letter per writer every 30 days. Letters endorsing candidates or initiatives will be limited to 100 words during election periods. Most letters will be published online and the majority in print. The Statesman does not print form letters, libelous letters, business promotions or complaints, poetry or open letters. .
Guest Opinions: limited to 500 words, one every three months per writer. Guest Opinions are selected to further explore topics of broad interest. Priority is given to Idaho authors who have unique knowledge or expertise on a subject, and to rebuttals of recent Statesman editorials. Submissions we accept will require a jpg photo of the author and a sentence describing the author.
All letters and Guest Opinions reflect the opinions of the writer. All submissions are subject to editing for clarity, length and taste.
How to submit
Online: Navigate to Idahostatesman.com/opinion. In the drop-down menu, select “Submit a Letter or Guest Opinion.” These online templates will automatically limit the length of letters and opinions. Mail letters to the Editor, Idaho Statesman, P.O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707
All submissions become the property of the Idaho Statesman and may appear in print and online platforms.