Editorial vs Opinion
Every newspaper has a page where editorial is published. This page is one chance for the readers of the newspaper to get into the mindset of the newspaper and the editorial staff. However, this is also one page in the entire newspaper that gives a chance to the readers to give their input to the paper and make sure that their voices are heard by people who matter (not necessarily inside the newspaper). This one editorial page is the most interactive page in the entire newspaper as it contains diverse opinions along with editorial. Editorial is the opinion of the editorial staff but, is there any difference between editorial and opinion? Let us find out.
Editorial is a newspaper’s attempt to opine on issues it considers as important for its readers. This also gives a chance to the readers to give their opinions on different issues. The editorial page carries the opinions of not just the editorial staff and the editor; it also has space for the opinions of the common people in the form of letters to the editor. When a news item such as a political scandal or a social story becomes so huge that the editorial board needs to tell its opinion on the issue to its readers, the editorial is heavily opinionated on a special issue. In general, however, editorials are on issues of public interest and carry the opinion of the board.
All the opinions in a newspaper are carried on the editorial page only while the rest is reserved for the news items and stories. While the opinion of the paper is expressed in the editorial, the opinions and the voices of the common people are carried in the letters to the editor section on the same editorial page. Those who write for the paper in the editorial page do not cover the news stories. This is done to prevent the story from getting biased because of their known view point. There are other places for publishing the opinions of the people in the newspaper such as views and reviews of products, services, movies, etc.
What is the difference between Editorial and Opinion?
• Editorial is one place in a newspaper that is reserved to express the view point of the newspaper on issues that matter
• Editorial gives a chance to readers to know the opinion of the editorial staff on burning issues while at the same time let their voices be heard through letters to the editor
• Opinions are not limited to the editorial as there are other places where the views and opinions of experts are carried in the newspaper