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New York Times dropping 'op-eds' for 'guest essays'

Posted on AllSides April 28th, 2021
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The New York Times will be renaming its Op-Ed page, instead calling the articles on the page “Guest Essays,” reasoning that the term has become outdated in the digital age.

The Times Opinion Editor Kathleen Kingsbury explained in a piece published on Monday that opinion page articles were first called “Op-Eds” because they were printed on the opposite side of the editorial page.

Though many believed they were called “Op-Eds” because the opinions written were opposite that of the paper’s, Kingsbury wrote that the true purpose of the page was...

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