WashingPost.com Launches Web-only ‘Opinions’ Section, to Encourage Feedback

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By: E&P Staff

WashingtonPost.com is becoming more opinionated.

The popular Web site launched a new section this week called Opinions that includes various viewpoints on world events, Web-only content, and reader feedback. The section ?is designed to showcase the site?s diversity of editorial voices as well as encourage the ‘national conversation’ that takes place on the Web about issues of importance,? according to a company release.

?The launch of Opinions is the next step in our commitment to enhancing the interactive experience of our users, and recognizing that the open and free exchange of ideas about news and issues can sometimes be just as compelling as the news itself,? Jim Brady, Executive Editor of WashingtonPost.com, said in a statement.

The section will include the following features:

* The Debate ? a weekly collection of opinions, analysis and links reflecting thoughts on a single controversial issue

* Toles v. Toles ? Web-only comics from the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tom Toles

* Your Post ? the best of user comments from around WashingtonPost.com

* Think Tank Town ? Ron Nessen, former presidential press secretary, looks at emerging ideas from Washington?s array of influential policy institutes

* Reporting for Duty ? a personal account from WashingtonPost.com staffer and Army Reserve officer Bert Stover no his upcoming deployment to Iraq

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