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Media: Finding Op-Eds

Reading the opinion pages and submission requirements of leading newspapers can provide great background for understanding how to write a powerful and successful op-ed. If you’re ready to try submitting to one of these papers, submission information is provided below.

National Newspapers

In Print

Lauinger Library - Browse recent issues of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times in the Pierce Reading Room. Selected other newspapers in print are on the second floor, against the wall near the stairs and elevator.

Williams Law Library - Ask a the Circulation Desk for recent issues of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Online

If you are not a subscriber, you will only be able to read a limited number of articles each month on the paper’s website, or in the case of The Wall Street Journal, you will only be able to read the first few sentences of an article. Information on discounted academic subscriptions is listed below, or you can access articles through the library’s subscription databases (free access if you are on campus or log in with your GU NetID).

 New York Times

To subscribe: The New York Times offers educators 50% off regular subscription rates as of December 2017. Students can subscribe for $1.00/week.

You can also access an unlimited number of articles through the library’s subscription databases (free access if you are on campus or log in with your GU NetID).

Washington Post

  • Opinions page
    • Sunday Outlook - Articles are longer than op-eds (up to 1,500 words) and are usually solicited by Outlook editors, but submissions are also welcome
    • PostEverything - Online only magazine for “fresh takes, personal essays, news analyses, and other innovative ways to tell the stories everyone is talking about—and the ones they haven’t yet heard.”
  • Subscribe to the Opinions newsletter for daily emails with links to all opinion pieces
  • Op-Ed submission instructions and form

To subscribe: The Washington Post offers 50% off for educational users as of December 2017.

You can also access an unlimited number of articles through the library’s subscription databases (free access if you are on campus or log in with your GU NetID).

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal also offers a discounted educational rate ($49 for the first year, $4/month thereafter as of December 2017).

You can also access an unlimited number of articles through the library’s subscription databases (free access if you are on campus or log in with your GU NetID).

Access Articles through Library Subscription Databases

Note: The links below are through Lauinger Library. For the Law Center community, access materials through the Georgetown Law Library, and for the Medical Center community, use the Dahlgren Memorial Library.

Search or Browse National Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Regional or local newspapers are also great choices for submitting op-eds. The Op-Ed Project provides information for over 100 top online and print publications in the country, updated as of August 2016. Columbia University’s Earth Institute has an April 2010 document listing 101 U.S. newspapers by circulation with op-ed submission information (list begins on p.5 of the document).

Read our Newspapers & Commentary LibGuide for links to searchable newspaper databases.

Read PDFs from the last 90 days

PressReader provides text and PDF of hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world.

Note: PressReader includes the The Washington Post but does not include The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.

Read Opinions in Magazines and Journals

Opinion Archives has full text searching for opinion pieces and editorials from leading magazines including The Nation, The New Republic, and The New Yorker.

Questions

Georgetown University Library - 202-687-7452 or Email a Reference Librarian

Georgetown Law Library - 202-662-9140 or lawlibref@georgetown.edu

Dahlgren Memorial Library - 202-687-1448 or Ask a DML Librarian


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