NY Times to retire “Op-Ed” page name
The New York Times is eliminating its Op-Ed page, a name which designated opinions that appeared on the page opposite the newspaper’s own viewpoints on issues.
As per The Times’ opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury, the name does not make sense as readers experience the writing digitally.
Instead, now articles written by outside writers will be called “guest essays.”
“A half century ago, Times editors made a bet that readers would appreciate a wider range of opinion,” Kingsbury wrote. “We are making much the same bet, but at a time when the scales of opinion journalism can seem increasingly tilted against the free and the fair, the sober and honest. We work every day to correct that imbalance.”