Letters to Editor

Sometimes the media gets it right on Pro-life issues and sometimes they miss the mark.


If you see something good in the media, write them a letter and say, “Thank you!” And if you see something that wasn’t right, let them know why. It is important for Pro-lifers to be heard.

IowaRTL.org has a wealth of information and evidence to emphasize your position. Be sure to check our Get the Facts section for statistics, facts and figures. Below are some tips on getting your letter published and links to daily newspapers around the state.


Tips to getting a “letter to the editor” published:

– Keep it short. The shortest letters are not only the most likely to get published, they are also the first ones that everyone reads.
– Don’t try to respond to every point in the piece you are writing about. Pick one point and focus on that.
– Send your letter within 48 hours of the article or editorial that you are responding to.
– Cite the title and date of the piece you are responding to in your letter.
– Include your name, address and phone number which the newspaper will need to contact you and verify that you wrote the article.


Contact info and email links to write to major media around the state of Iowa:

The Ames Tribune.
317 Fifth Street
Ames, IA 50010
515-232-2160
Fax: 515-232-2364
letters@amestrib.com
http://www.amestrib.com
The Burlington Hawk Eye
800 S. Main St.
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-754-8461
800-397-1708
Fax: 319-754-6824
http://www.thehawkeye.com/forms/letters.html (Form link for letters)
http://www.thehawkeye.com
The Cedar Rapids Gazette
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 511
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406
319-398-8262
Fax: 319-398-5846
editorial@gazettecommunications.com
http://www.gazetteonline.com
Clinton Herald
221 Sixth Avenue South
Clinton, IA 52733
800-729-7101
cbielema@clintonherald.com
http://www.clintonherald.com
The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil
535 West Broadway, Suite 300
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
713-328-1811
800-283-1882
editorial@nonpareilonline.com
http://www.nonpareilonline.com
The Quad City Times (Davenport/Bettendorf)
500 E. Third St
Davenport, IA 52801
563-383-2200
Fax: 563-383-2370
http://www.qctimes.com/pages/contact/?mail+form&re=29 (form links for letters)
http://www.qctimes.com
The Des Moines Register
715 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-532-1455
Outside Iowa: 800-247-5346
letters@dmreg.com
http://www.dmregister.com
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
801 Bluff Street
P.O. Box 688
Dubuque, IA 52004-0688
563-588-5611
800-553-4801
Fax: 563-588-5745
http://www.thonline.com/letters.cfm (Form link for letters)
http://www.thonline.com
Fort Madison Daily Democrat
1226 Avenue H
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-372-6421
800-798-8819
Fax: 319-372-3867
editor@dailydem.com
http://www.dailydem.com
Iowa City Press Citizen
P.O. Box 2480
Iowa City, IA 52244-2480
319-337-3181
Fax: 319-339-7342
opinion@press-citizen.com
http://www.press-citizen.com
Iowa Falls Times Citizen
406 Stevens St.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
641-648-4765
tcc@iafalls.com
http://www.iafalls.com
Mason City Globe Gazette
300 North Washington Avenue
Mason City, IA 50402
641-421-0500
800-421-0546
Fax: 541-421-7108
http://www.globalgazette.com/northiowatoday/letter_to_editor/ (Form link for letters)
http://www.globalgazette.com
The Newton Daily News
200 1st Ave East
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-3121
Fax: 541-791-7104
newsroom@newtondailynews.com
http://www.newtondailynews.com
The Oskaloosa Herald
1901 A. Avenue West
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
641-672-2581
888-672-2581
Fax: 541-672-1264
oskynews@oskyherald.com
http://www.oskaloosaherald.com
Ottumwa Courier
213 E. Second St.
Ottumwa IA 52501-2902
641-684-4611
800-532-1504
Fax: 641-684-7326
news@ottumwacourier.com
http://www.ottumwacourier.com
The Sioux City Journal
515 Pavonia
Sioux City, IA 51102
800-397-3530
712-293-4250
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/letters/ (Form link for letters)
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com
The Storm Lake Times
The Storm Lake Times
220 West Railroad St
Storm Lake, IA 50588-0487
712-732-4991
800-732-4992
Fax: 712-732-4331
times@stormlake.com
http://www.stormlake.com
The Spencer Daily Reporter
310 East Milwaukee
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-6610
800-383-0964
Fax: 712-262-3044
rcauthron@spencerdailyreporter.com
http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com
Waterloo Courier
501 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA 50704
310-291-1400
800-798-1717
Fax: 319-291-2069
http://secuire.townnews.com/wcfcourier.com/secure/letters/ (Form link for letters)
http://wcfcourier.com

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