The New York Times is expanding its Opinion Pages online with more
contributors, content, video and enhanced discussion features building
upon the new Sunday Review section. The enhanced Opinion Pages will be
available on all digital and mobile platforms.
To celebrate the expansion, The Times will host three Opinion
Pages Live events. The first event, a political panel discussion, is
taking place today at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Additional events
will be held in New York and Paris in December and January. The events
will be streamed live on NYTimes.com/Opinion.
“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, launching in the coming weeks, include:
“The Times’s opinion content is among the most read and valued by our
readers,” said Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of The New York
Times. “We are delighted to offer our readers more of the thoughtful
commentary and analysis they can’t get anywhere else.”
Like the current Opinion section, the new enhanced Opinion will be
included in the digital subscription plan.
As part of the expansion, The Times will unveil improved discussion
features with redesigned comments later this year. The new design will
make comments easier to read, and allow commenters to reply to each
other and to share comments via Facebook and Twitter. The Times will
also create a Trusted Commenter program, available to a select group of
readers with a history of high-quality comments, whose submissions will
be published on the Opinion Pages and across NYTimes.com without prior
moderation. Eligible commenters will be invited to join the program and
will be asked to verify their identity by connecting a Facebook profile
to their NYTimes.com commenting profile.
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