Frequent Radio Guest Miniter To Head D.C. Times Opinion Pages
March 9, 2009 at 1:05 PM (PT)
Journalist, former WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE editorial writer, and frequent radio commentator and guest RICHARD MINITER has been named Editorial Page Editor at the WASHINGTON TIMES. MINITER, who has appeared on radio shows acorss AMERICA and in AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, FRANCE, IRELAND, and ITALY, will also take the newly former post of VP of Opinion, overseeing the editorial page, op-ed page, and commentary pages as well as the opinion material for the new WASHINGTON TIMES wire service.
"The Internet has transformed the environment for opinion writing," said MINITER. "Every blogger has an opinion and the market for pure opinion is saturated. We are going to be different. Readers want editorials, op-eds and columns based on reporting and news. We expect our editorial writers to act like reporters and then add insight and perspective to explain what it all means. And we will respond at blog speed."