When You’re Only Told One Side of the Story

How to read an opinion piece

Sylvia Dziuba
Change Your Mind Change Your Life

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Have you ever read a piece of journalism that got your blood boiling? What about one that you completely agreed with? Did it ever make you think or reconsider your position on certain issues or at least make you look at them from a different perspective?

If that’s the case, you probably read an opinion piece. Opinion pieces, also known as editorial pieces or simply op-eds, are a type of journalism in which the writer expresses their personal thoughts, views, or beliefs about a particular subject.

They’re a platform for writers to share their thoughts and ideas with a wider audience and to contribute to public discourse on important topics.

These pieces are usually published in newspapers, magazines, or online media, and they can cover a wide range of topics, including politics, social issues, celebrities, cultural trends, and more. They’re a platform for writers to share their thoughts and ideas with a wider audience and to contribute to public discourse on important topics.

It’s the only time when the writer is excluded from their mandate and duty to tell both sides of the story, to allow all voices to be heard, particularly…

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Sylvia Dziuba
Change Your Mind Change Your Life

Journalist & Design Critic. I write and speak about #architecture #interiors & #objects.