Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page
“Politically incorrect and hilarious. To discover what really goes on inside the belly of the media beast, read this book.”
Outspoken art director Jerelle Kraus quit her dream job to write the only whistle-blowing book about the Times. Released by Columbia University Press, it’s also the only book to document the tradition-shattering phenomenon of Op-Ed.
Op-Ed, now a household term, didn’t exist until 1970, when the Times — amid colossal in-house controversy — launched the world’s first newspaper page with non-staff bylines, thereby prefiguring the blogosphere by a quarter century.