The Milpitas Beat Wants to Hear Your Voice

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The Milpitas Beat wants to put the word out, loud and clear:

We want your Opinion-Editorial pieces and Letters To The Editor.

The Milpitas Beat is about your city. As such, it is about your voice. Accordingly, it is imperative, at all times, that we are hearing from you.

Tell us what you’re thinking. Send us your thoughts, comments, questions, concerns. Oppose our positions. Shine light on our blind spots. And, whenever possible, also take out the time to rain heavy praise upon us.

No, seriously: We don’t want our paper’s content to be the last word when it comes to Milpitas. Instead, we want it to be the FIRST word. In other words, if it’s a sealed-off bubble or an echo chamber, The Milpitas Beat fails miserably.

What’s needed, to keep this publication and this city healthy, is the contribution of your voice.

So please chime in. Our door is open. This invitation is non-expiring. Bring up things that happened yesterday; bring up stuff that went down months ago.

This digital newspaper exists to enrich, enhance, deepen, sharpen, and nourish the collective consciousness of Milpitas. The more voices opt in, the better taken care of that mission is. Think of this paper as your own. Not in terms of an ownership share (yeah, right!), in terms of it being an extension of your community, and thus your personal voice.

When we publish an Opinion-Editorial, we never delude ourselves into thinking that we’re covering all conceivable angles or conveying the entirety of applicable truth. On the contrary, we’re working to stimulate a robust dialogue, with some in agreement, others in opposition, and many somewhere in between. This is good for community, and for democracy.

As this isn’t about us; it’s about YOU.

We’re the first word; you’re the last.

We do hope to hear from you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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