An editorial is a type of article found in newspapers, magazines, or online publications, representing the opinions and viewpoints of the editor or the publication's editorial board. Editorials comment on current issues, controversies, or topics of public interest and are intended to persuade readers, stimulate critical thinking, or provoke discussion. Unlike news articles, editorials are subjective and are used to express opinions, advocate positions, and influence public perception. They play a vital role in shaping public opinion and offering in-depth analysis or commentary on events and policies.