In a press release this morning, The Times says it is expanding it's Opinion Pages online. The changes will include more contributors, more content, and more video, as well as enhanced discussion features. The improved Opinion Pages will be available on all of their digital and mobile content platforms.
"The Opinion Pages are a cornerstone of our offerings to readers," said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of The New York Times Company. "We continue to invest in expanding content that better serves our readers, in the U.S. and around the world."
New content and features that the New York Times will be rolling out in the next few weeks include:
- A new blog by Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal will scan and respond to the world of opinion at The Times and elsewhere.
- Border Lines, a weekly map series by Frank Jacobs that will examine the contemporary political world map through examples of quirks in national borders, which illuminate enclaves, exclaves, no-man's-lands, undefined borders, etc.
- New Opinionator columnists, including: Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, who will comment on health care policy; and Diane Ackerman, an author and naturalist, who will cover science and nature, among others.
- Frequent Op-Eds that will be exclusively available to online readers.
- Op-Docs, opinionated, short-video documentaries, with wide creative ranges, about current affairs and contemporary life from both renowned and emerging filmmakers.
- Campaign Stops, a political opinion blog that will chronicle the 2012 election cycle with regular contributions from Timothy Egan, Charles M. Blow, Ross Douthat and Thomas B. Edsall, among others.
- Additional enhancements to the Global Opinion section.