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 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.