You have brilliant ideas to share, but sometimes we get a bit nervous to do so. For 5 extra points, submit your op-ed from the class to an editorial team for publication (e.g. The Daily Bruin, The LA Times, Newsweek, etc.). To receive credit, you must BCC me on the email. I will acknowledge receipt; if I don't in 2 business days, remind me.
In addition to your op-ed, which should be in the body of the email, your email needs an appropriate subject line. Furthermore, according to the Op-Ed Project:
"An effective email pitch answers these basic questions:
A pitch should also include:
Thank your editor. Even if they said “no.” Remember that “no” can be the beginning of a conversation that can eventually lead to “yes.” If they published you, thank them not for showcasing you but for giving space to the ideas and issues.
Have a time limit. If your idea has a very short shelf life, you might give an editor a day or less to respond; if it’s evergreen, a week or two or more. Then send a follow-up email to the editor saying that you’d still like to run your piece in their publication, but since the piece is timely, if you don’t hear from them by the end of the day (week, whatever) you will assume they have passed, and you’ll be submitting your op-ed elsewhere.
Note: Most national newspapers will not consider your piece if you submit to more than one paper at the same time."