What Is an Editorial Column?

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An editorial column is an article written by the editor or editorial staff of a publication which shares the publication’s views or opinions on a topic. Standard articles in journalism are intended to be objective and focus on facts, but editorial pieces typically carry strong opinions about the topic discussed.

Most publications have an editorial board to review topics in the news and decide what the opinion of the publication is and whether it needs to be shared with readers. Editorial columns usually have a dedicated page or section where articles are featured along with positive and negative responses from readers.