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Newspapers are downsizing their opinion sections in print, Pew finds

Pew Research Center

You might have heard: New York Times expands its international opinion section ahead of its global launch (Columbia Journalism Review)

But did you know: Interviews with editors across the country by Pew have confirmed a gradual shift both in the amount of space given over to opinion and in the missions of editorial and op-ed pages. “The trend over the last dozen years or so is that editorial departments have lost space and personnel,” said Bob Davis, associate publisher/editor of The Anniston Star, which has cut one opinion page per week. “People are looking at themselves less as being an editorial voice and more as being a stimulator of conversation.”

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