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A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation of the New York Times Op-Ed Page

By Michael J Socolow

Abstract

This stud y utilizes archival and other primary materials to describe the development of the New York Times op-ed page. This innovative forum for commentary, which premiered in September 1970, is examined through the lenses of Jiirgen Habermas\u27 public sphere theory and eco­ nomic concerns in the American newspaper industry. The page provid­ ed a significant source of revenue and diversified social, cultural, and political news analysis. Times executives sought to serve the public interest while considering corporate profits

Topics: Op Ed Page, New York Times, American journalism, Business and Corporate Communications, Journalism Studies, Other Film and Media Studies, Other History, Publishing
Publisher: DigitalCommons@UMaine
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu:cmj_facpub-1001
Provided by: University of Maine

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