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D00M
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:18:04 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

What is the difference between an op-ed and editorial page of a newspaper.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Pantuflas
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 12:24:16 AM
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An op-ed is written by a person who does not work for the newspaper that publishes the work. An editorial is written by a paid employee (usually the editor) of the paper.
mactoria
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 12:57:47 AM
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Pantuflas is correct based on a search of definitions. And "op-ed" (or "op ed") stands for 'opposite the editorial page' instead of what most of - me included - though was 'opinion editorial.' It's name is derived from the fact that in most if not all major papers that publish 'op-eds,' it's positioned on the page opposite, or across from, the official editorial page written by the paper's own paid staff.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:14:24 AM

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That's interesting.

I always thought it was "opinion as opposed to a real, factual article".

Though, what IS a real fact in a newspaper? - it's often hard to find one.

Time, place, form, event - that's not an opinion.
"This morning, in the White House, during a press conference, President Trump said . . ." (if it is true that he said that) is a fact.
"Trump insults Russia!" is an opinion.
"The president takes a much-needed hard line" is an opinion.
"Trump makes a fool of us all" is an opinion.

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