San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial and Opinion Director Matthew T. Hall will be visiting Scripps on Tuesday, Nov. 19 @ 9 a.m. in Hubbs Hall 4500 for a discussion on opinion writing. Hall oversees the Ideas and Opinion section, and will give insight into the type of op-ed pieces the Union-Tribune is looking for, and other ways that scientists and Scripps community members can contribute their expertise through the media.
If you’ve been interested in writing op-eds or other first person pieces, this is an excellent opportunity to gain insight from a leading editor at the region’s top local newspaper.
Here are some op-ed pieces contributed by other authors from Scripps for reference, or others outside of Scripps on topics that may be of interest:
- Why California Summit is Make or Break for Climate Safety
- Abandoning Paris Pledge Won’t Stop March of Innovation
- We Must Protect the California Coastline from Offshore Drilling
- Why High-Tech Attempts to Clean Up Ocean May Worsen Plastic Pollution
Coffee and breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP via this Google Form.
About Matthew T. Hall:
Matthew T. Hall is the editorial and opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune, where he has worked since 2001. He manages the Ideas and Opinion section, writing and editing editorials, and overseeing op-ed commentary, letters to the editor and a blog called “The Conversation,” which uses social media and the internet to report the news of the day in immersive, dynamic and often funny ways. He previously managed the newsroom’s social media, compiled its Essential California newsletter and created and wrote “The Conversation.” Before that, he was a metro columnist who wrote four columns a week and a reporter who covered San Diego neighborhoods, city politics, the Chargers’ stadium search, the Padres’ TV fiasco and east and north San Diego County. He has been named blogger, feature writer and critic of the year by the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and blogger and columnist of the year by the San Diego Press Club. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire and has worked at other newspapers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California. He is a Red Sox fan, past president of the San Diego chapter of SPJ, a proud winner of its Herbert Lockwood “Woody” Award for humor writing and western region director for the national board of SPJ. He is married to a fellow journalist, and they have two daughters. He’s probably on Twitter right now at @SDuncovered, where he’ll gladly respond to your tweet.