Today the New York Times Opinion section announced their intent to retire the term “op-ed”:
The first Op-Ed page in The New York Times greeted the world on Sept. 21, 1970. Today, more than 50 years later, we at @nytopinion are retiring the name “Op-Ed.”
As the Opinion editor, I’d like to tell you why.https://t.co/G5VKI3vNY4
— Kathleen Kingsbury (@katiekings) April 26, 2021
Today, after more than 50 years, we’re retiring the term “Op-Ed.”
"Terms like ‘Op-Ed’ are, by their nature, clubby newspaper jargon," explains our Opinion editor, @katiekings.
We’re striving to be more inclusive in how we explain our work.https://t.co/BjwzGPJ3jO
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 26, 2021
Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson took a guess as to the reason for the change:
Maybe NYT is dropping "op-ed" because so many of its news stories have become full of their reporters' unattributed opinions.
— Sharyl Attkisson?️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) April 26, 2021
LOL. Yeah, that could have something to do with it as well!
Pretty much nails it, I think. https://t.co/FyEEuo5N0D
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) April 26, 2021
The whole paper has become a thinly veiled op-ed
— Mark Herrmann (@mark_herrmann) April 26, 2021
@CNN already started calling their Opinion pieces "Analysis"
— Neanderthal Father (@2xBeepBoopVodka) April 26, 2021