Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Publication Date

2010

Issue Number

2

Volume Number

87

Abstract/ Summary

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.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/107769901008700204

Version

post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing with all author corrections and edits)