Write a Letter to the Editor

IMG_9322.jpgFriends of Nevada Wilderness wants you to be empowered to write your own letters to the editor on issues you care about, and we will from time to time remind you of important opportunities to speak up for wilderness. The Letter to the Editor, or LTE, is one of the most powerful tools we have for communicating with decision makers. Some of us may be completely new to the process of writing letters to the editor, and others may be old hands. For all of us, here is a short list of things to remember when you write a letter to the editor!

  • Know the rules. Most newspapers have a strict word limit (typically 200-250 words), require your name, address, and telephone number, and will not publish more than 1 letter from the same author per month or two.
  • Be clear. Pick one thing you want to get across and stick to it. When possible, include your main point in the first sentence.
  • Be timely. When possible, relate your letter to a recent article in the paper (include the title of the piece and the date of publication). If there hasn’t been a recent article, briefly describe the current event/issue that is causing you to write your letter now and should convince the paper to publish it quickly.
  • Offer an action. What change do you want your letter to cause? Do you want a decision maker to vote a certain way? Are you trying to get more people in your community to take action; and if so what specifically would you like the readers of your letter to do?
  • Get your message across!

    Be personal. Facts are good, but only when we understand why they matter. Describe who you are and why you care. These details make deeper impact on our readers than we give them credit for!

Please use the contact information below to submit a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper today.

Need inspiration on what to write about?  Check out our Campaigns page for ongoing issues that need your voice!


Nevada Media Contacts

Reno Gazette-Journal
955 Kuenzli St.
Reno NV 89502
Tel: (775) 788-6397
E-mail LTE to: [email protected]
Submit online here

Letters must be 160 words or less.

Reno News & Review
405 Marsh Ave., Third Floor
Reno, NV 89509
Tel: (775) 324-4440
Fax: (775) 324-2515
E-mail LTE to: [email protected]

Submit online here.

Associated Press - Reno
1 East Liberty, St. 507
Reno NV 89501
Tel: (775) 322-3639
Fax: 322-3763

Nevada Appeal
580 Mallory Way
Carson City, NV 89701
Tel: (775) 882-2111

Email to: [email protected],

must be 250 words or less

Associated Press - Carson City
102 N. Curry St.
Carson City NV 89703-4934
Tel: (775) 687-4190/4191
Fax: (775) 687-8606

Elko Daily Free Press
3720 Idaho Street,
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-738-3118
Fax: 775-778-3131
E-mail LTE to: [email protected]

Submit online here.

Pahrump Valley Times
1570 E Highway 372
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: (775) 727-5102
Fax: (775) 727-5309
E-mail LTE to:
[email protected]

Submit online here, 300 words.

 Las Vegas Review Journal
1111 W. Bonanza Road
Mail to: P.O. Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125
Tel: (702) 383-0211
Fax: (702) 383-4676
E-mail LTE to: [email protected] 
(no attachments allowed)

Submit online here.

 Las Vegas Sun
2275 Corporate Circle Drive, St. 300
Henderson, 89074
Mail to: Box 98970
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8970
Tel: (702) 385-3111
Fax: (702) 383-7264
E-mail LTE to: [email protected], 250 words.

Associated Press – Las Vegas

Bank of America Plaza
300 S. 4th Street, St. 810
Las Vegas NV 89101
Tel: (702) 382-7440
Fax: (702) 382-0790

Desert Valley Times
355 W. Mesquite Blvd #C30
Mesquite, NV 89027
Tel: (702) 323-7922

Submit online here (200 words)

Ely Times
P.O. Box 150820
Ely, NV 89315
Tel: (775) 289-4491
Fax: (775) 289-4566
E-mail LTE via Web: http://www.elynews.com/contact-us.html
Mason Valley News
P.O. Box 841, Yerington, NV 89447
Fax: 775.463.5547
E-mail LTE to: [email protected]

The Nevada Independent
7455 Arroyo Crossing, Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV 89113
E-mail opinion pieces to: [email protected]
















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