Is an Editorial different from Letter to the Editor?
Yes, the two are different:
- An editorial is a piece written by the editors of the newspaper.
- A letter to the editor is an individual reader's comments and opinions on an article/piece of information that appeared in the publication. The writer's credentials will not be verifiable and the information may even be biased.
If you are not allowed to use editorials, stay away from letter to the editors as well. Trace the original article for a letter to the editor piece, and look at the subjects listed: you can get clues to finding more credible sources.
Questions? Ask your campus librarians.