The Hiring of Bret Stephens Raises Question of What the NYT Op-Ed Section Should Look Like

And what it means to "broaden the range of Times debate"


The New York Times’ announcement yesterday that it had poached Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal, where he is deputy editorial page editor and Global View columnist, was a polarizing one. When Stephens joins the Times later this season, it will be as an Op-Ed columnist, and it is precisely the nature of his commentary that has split opinions on the hire.

In an email to the Reliable Sources newsletter, CNN’s Dylan Byers lauded the move, writing, “As a conservative and foreign policy hawk, Stephens will also make arguments that will challenge liberal readers of the Times op-ed page.

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