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Study Finds Imbalance on 3 Newspapers’ Op-Ed Pages (Media Talk)

Date: June 23, 2008
Author: Richard Pérez-Peña
QUOTE: In the great marketplace of ideas, the opinion pages of major newspapers offer nonjournalists — mainly academics — a rare chance to reach a big audience and influence public policy. So which college professors win the competition for that limited, coveted space? Overwhelmingly, they agree with the editorial page, and they are men, according to researchers at Rutgers University. Unfortunately, those findings do not suggest the kind of forum for diverse views that newspapers say their opinion pages should be.

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