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Letter to the Editor Policy

As a community newspaper, the Milton Independent seeks to foster constructive dialogue on local issues. Please adhere to these guidelines.

  • Letters must be 400 words or less.
  • Email letters to news@miltonindependent.com the Friday before publication at 5 p.m.
    Exceptions can be made if the editor expects your letter and reserves space.
  • Include your full name, phone number and address for verification.
    No anonymous letters will be printed.
  • Letters should respond to content in the Independent and/or be relevant to our coverage area.
  • If submitted from out of town, a letter-writer must establish his or her connection to Milton/Georgia.
  • The Independent will publish comments left on its Facebook wall or to its Twitter account (@miltonindy).
  • The editor will not publish a letter:
    • If it is an advertisement or promotes a fundraiser or
    • If it contains crude, potentially libelous or uncorroborated material.
  • The Independent encourages dialogue. A few things to keep in mind when responding to other letters:
    • Public figures, by nature, are more open to public scrutiny, but keep criticism civil and constructive.
    • The editor is less likely to print letters that are critical of private citizens.
      If named in a letter, the subject may respond to it.
  • The editor reserves the right to withhold publication of any letter.

Effective: June 13, 2013


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