We knew this before, but a new study from Rutgers proves it yet again, and the NYTimes reports it: "Study Finds Imbalance on 3 Newspapers’ Op-Ed Pages". In the words of Helaine Olen, "I'm shocked! Gambling at Rick's!"
The authors of the study, Bob Sommer (who teaches public policy communications and is president of Observer Media, publisher of The New York Observer) and John R. Maycroft, a graduate student in public policy, got their data by combing through 366 opinion articles written by college teachers or researchers and published by three newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Star-Ledger, the largest-circulation newspaper in New Jersey. Their study will be published in the journal Politics and Policy. Read more about it here.
Calling all ye women: SUBMIT YOUR OPEDS! To learn how, come to Woodhull's next nonfiction writing retreat on July 11-13, where Katie Orenstein of The Oped Project will be teaching oped writing--and I'll be teaching nonfiction book proposals! More info here.
(And thanks, Helaine, for the early morning heads up!)