Letter to the Editor Policy

The Clear Lake Mirror Reporter welcomes the opinions of our readers in
the form of letters to the editor, as long as the submissions are not in
bad taste and refrain from attacking individuals without supporting
documentation or a rational and legally defensible justification. In any
event the newspaper reserves the sole discretion to decide whether or
not a reader submission will be published. If your letter is selected it will
be run on a single occasion and you agree to give us the right to publish
it in print and digital form.   The Clear Lake Mirror Reporter will not
accept letters that are duplicated, reprinted, copied, or otherwise
reproduced.   Letters should be original, typewritten or neatly
handwritten.   Letters should not exceed 300 words.   Letters exceeding
this length could be subject to editing and may not be published in their
entirety.  The Clear Lake Mirror Reporter does not as a general rule print form
letters or letters which are also submitted to other newspapers.   We are
most interested in sincere personal views as opposed to canned
publicity releases or talking points for an individual or a cause, therefore
if a writer cannot assure us that their submission is individual and
personal, it may be rejected.    Your Letter to the Editor must include:

  • Your full name with signature
  • Your complete address
  • Your telephone number

Your address and telephone number will not be printed in the
newspaper, but will be used for verification by newspaper editorial staff.
 Unsigned letters and letters containing personal attacks the
newspaper deems to be of a libelous nature will not be published.   The
Clear Lake Mirror Reporter reserves the right to end debate on a topic
after both sides have had ample chance to express their views.   The
Clear Lake Mirror Reporter reserves the right to edit or refuse all
letters.   All columns and letters on the opinion page are the views of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Clear Lake Mirror

Clear Lake Mirror Reporter

12 N. 4th St.
Clear Lake, IA 50428
Telephone: +1 (641) 357-2131

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