The Board is a new blog, written by members of the New York Times editorial board. The board’s 19 members write the Times editorials, and occasional signed pieces, under the direction of Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal . The board meets as a group at least three times a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, to discuss editorial positions. We also invite guests — world leaders, CEO’s, grass-roots activists, writers and musicians — to talk about a wide range of subjects.As regular readers know, our editorials offer opinion and analysis on national politics, foreign affairs, the law, business, technology, local New York issues, and many other issues. This blog will have the same broad portfolio. Editorial board members who report and write in these areas will share with you what they are thinking, what they have been reading, and what they’re skeptical about. Most of the posts, like our editorials, will be unsigned, although there will also be signed items that offer a more personal perspective.
We will also share with you some of the raw materials we use to reach our opinions, and that you may want to consult to form your own — reports, transcripts, roll call votes in Congress and local legislatures.
Over time, we will introduce you to some of the board members, who will discuss their areas of expertise. We’re an eclectic group. We include a former New York Times science editor, a former New York Times foreign editor, a former About New York columnist, a former Mexico-City-based economics reporter, a couple of Ph.D’s, and a couple of lawyers.
We also hope to give you an idea of what the editorial board is up to, with occasional reports on visitors, and special projects we are undertaking — including coverage of the presidential campaign.
We welcome your input and look forward to your comments.
by The New York Times Editorial Board
In October 2007, The New York Times unveiled a blog written by members of it's editorial board. The purpose of the blog, as detailed by the Times, is to give readers insights into what editorial board members "are thinking, what they have been reading, and what they’re skeptical about." The blog also promises to share raw materials used by board members to reach their opinions and introduce board members to allow them to discuss their areas of expertise.
If cared for, this project could grow into an exemplary tool for making editorial decision-making more transparent and giving readers greater access to the people whose writing guides popular thought in their communities.
Here's how the Times describes the "The Board" - it's new editorial board blog: