Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
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' 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.
Socolow, Michael J., "A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation of the New York Times Op-Ed Page" (2010). Communication and Journalism Faculty Scholarship. 2.
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