Jerelle Kraus
 

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.”  

Bill Maher

Outspoken Times art director Jerelle Kraus quit her dream job to pen the only whistle-blowing book about The New York Times. Frank and sassy, this provocative volume released by Columbia University Press is also the only book that documents the tradition-shattering phenomenon of Op-Ed.

Unveiled here is a riveting account of that phenomenon. With its 1970 launch — amid colossal in-house controversy — The Times‘s Op-Ed page became the world’s first newspaper page to permit non-staff bylines, thereby breaking serious ground and prefiguring the blogosphere by a quarter century.

 
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IN THE PRESS

 

“Gutsy, gossipy, and gorgeous.”

Washington Post

“The terrific pictures alone are worth the price, but Kraus's text reveals how the News is processed at America's foremost paper.”

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

“Her extraordinary tale of surviving 3 hours alone with Nixon.”

CNN.COM

“Tantalizing backstage stories and art that merited an entire show in the Louvre.”

NBC.COM

 

“Juicy, intelligent prose about the world’s top editors and illustrators.”

CBS.COM

“A knockout story.”

ArtsJournal.com

 
 
 

“An essential book. Just read the Saul Steinberg entry — wow.”

FAIR/ Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

“Give this wonderful book to all your friends.”

Slate

 
 
 

The story Behind Op-Ed    

 

 
 
 

A look inside THE BOOK

 
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Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook 

 
 
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