Definition of correspondence column in English:

correspondence column


  • The part of a newspaper, magazine, or journal that contains letters from readers.

    • ‘Peruse the correspondence columns to watch the interplay of the letter writers espousing or refuting some cause that impinges on their living space.’
    • ‘A regular contributor to the correspondence columns of The Times until two months before his death, he appeared on the BBC's Question Time last year.’
    • ‘As such, the correspondence column provides an open forum for vigorous debate.’
    • ‘I have discussed them with students, written about them in medical and lay publications (including the correspondence column of The Times) and debated them in the context of ethics courses and religious discussions.’
    • ‘I have read the correspondence columns of this newspaper almost continuously since it was founded.’
    • ‘Very often we also come across reviews and observations on their articles in the correspondence column of this paper.’
    • ‘His acquisition of the Spectator did not stay his contributions to the correspondence columns.’
    • ‘Why isn't your correspondence column filled with complaints about the new bus service?’
    • ‘The correspondence columns seem to carry more and more complaints about the authorities trying to enforce various regulations that previously have been ignored.’
    • ‘I very much hope you can find space in your correspondence column for this letter as I feel the consultants, doctors and nurses deserve recognition for the wonderful work they do on our behalf.’
    • ‘I mean the correspondence columns were quite vitriolic about what we'd done.’
    • ‘Many years ago he and I differed in the correspondence column.’
    • ‘If the authors are found to have an undisclosed financial relationship, the American Medical Association recommends that the journal publish the information in its correspondence columns.’
    • ‘I was ‘amazed’ to read in your correspondence column of June 20 the letter from him about his great uncle.’
    • ‘For many weeks now your correspondence column has contained an almost daily dose of dismal declarations about the malign influence it has had on the fate of ‘this once-great country of ours’.’
    • ‘Mr Weller's proposal was first made in the Telegraph & Argus correspondence column.’
    • ‘With their extensive correspondence columns, they encouraged ‘reader participation’ from social groups that seldom saw their words in print.’
    • ‘That study produced unexpectedly positive results but was severely criticised in the correspondence columns.’
    • ‘May I, through your correspondence columns, thank those people in the area who have sent me their congratulations and good wishes?’
    • ‘I think that there has been some misunderstanding in your correspondence columns of what is meant by a bilingual approach to teaching.’