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The Channels recognizes its position on campus as a medium for free expression and community opinion. The Channels letter section will be used as an ongoing public forum serving the interests of campus individuals or organizations. Therefore, publication of letters to the editor is conducted in as fair and responsible a manner as possible.
The Channels accepts all letters addressed to the editor but reserves the right to determine the content of its publication, including letters. The decision to publish a letter shall not be based on the letter’s agreement with The Channels editorial positions but rather on criteria detailed below, to be determined by the opinion editor, the editor in chief or the editorial board.
Submission of letters
Any person other than The Channels staff members may submit a letter.
Letters must be exclusive to The Channels.
All letters must be accompanied by the writer’s name, address and telephone number. If the letter is from a student, the student’s major, year in college or any other significant identification, such as a student leadership position, should be included.
All letters are subject to editing and abridgment.
If the writer is representing a group or club, it should be noted. If the letter purports to expresses a position of a club or other student organization, it should be signed by its president.
Pen names on letters will not be printed.
Letters should not exceed 350 words.
Letters may be submitted by email or regular mail. Letters via regular mail should also be signed.
Letters via e-mail
Send e-mail letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send attachments; they will not be read.
Letters via regular mail
Letters should be mailed to:
Letters to the Editor: The Channels
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109