It’s not the old op-ed page anymore! Editors will discuss the growth of opinion in online journalism at ISOJ 2021 panel

Increasingly, the traditional opinion sections of newspapers have evolved to adapt to the digital media ecosystem, while new forms of opinion journalism emerge. It’s not the old op-ed page anymore: there are platforms, collaborations, networks, and media outlets allowing opinion journalists to express their work in less traditional ways. From newspaper editors to independent journalists, four distinguished journalists will explore the changes and growth of opinion journalism for the first time in the 22 years of ISOJ.

The panel will be on the fourth day of ISOJ Online, Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (-5:00 UTC). Use this or any other time zone converter to find out the equivalent time in your region. But first, visit ISOJ’s website for more details and register here for ISOJ.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor Katie Kingsbury will serve as the chair and presenter of this panel. She is the current opinion editor for The New York Times, and was formerly the managing editor for digital at the Boston Globe. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2015, Kingsbury is the recipient of the Scripps-Howard Foundation’s 2014 Walker Stone Award for Editorial Writing and the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership from the American Society of News Editors for her eight-part series titles “Service Not Included.”

Kingsbury will be joined by three talented and experienced opinion editors:

  • Karen Attiah is the global opinions editor for The Washington Post, where she started as a digital producer in the opinions section seven years ago. Attiah is National Association of Black Journalists’ 2019 journalist of the year and a recipient of the 2019 George Polk award.
  • Sewell Chan oversees the editorial board and the Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion pages of The Los Angeles Times. Previously, Chan worked for 14 years at The New York Times where he was a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy Op-Ed editor and international news editor. Additionally, Chan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and PEN America. 
  • Mathew Yglesias is a writer and editor of the newsletter and blog Slow Boring, where he writes about American politics and public policy. He has written for The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Slate, and is the co-founder of Vox. He has written two books, the most recent being “The Rent Is Too Damn High” about the policy origins of the middle class housing affordability crisis in America. 

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