Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper
You can find the address for letters to the editor of your local or metropolitan newspaper on their website.
How to get your letter in the paper:
- Include your story – Tell them who you are and why you care about stroke. A human angle will make the letter more powerful
- Why stroke is important – Include the fact that stroke is Australia’s second biggest cause of death and a leading cause of disability amongst adults.
- Tell them about Fight Stroke – Include the fact that we are trying to get as many people as possible to sign up to our campaign at www.fightstroke.com.au. This will help to raise the profile of stroke in Australia.
- Keep it short – Often newspapers don’t leave much space for letters, so it’s best to keep yours to no more than 200 words.
- Include your contact details – Most newspapers require your name, email address, postal address and daytime phone number. This is so they can verify who the letter is from, this information will not be published.
National Stroke Foundation
461 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
If your letter gets published, we’d love to see a copy of that as well!
Here are contact details for the letters pages of major Australian newspapers:
The Australian – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney Morning Herald – email@example.com
Daily Telegraph – www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion
The Age – www.theage.com.au/national/letters/submit
Herald Sun – www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/letter
Courier Mail – www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/editorials/letters-form
Adelaide Advertiser – www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/send-letter
The West Australian – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mercury – www.themercury.com.au/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-submit.html
Northern Territory News – www.ntnews.com.au/ntnews/letter-to-the-editor.html