Sunday, November 18, 2007

Editorial Board Wish List

Why don't Reason, Townhall or Q and O have editorial boards, as do, to name just a few, Redstate, National Review, the Weekly Standard, Human Events and the New Republic?

Editorial boards aren't right for every publication—for instance, I don't think they would benefit the Politico, the American, Slate or the Huffington Post—but I'd be very interested to read official opinions from the aforementioned libertarians and conservatives.

Related: Should pundit Web sites engage in activism?

4 Comments:

Anonymous said:

Editorial boards endorse candidates or legislation. Because of its tax status as a nonprofit educational foundation, Reason can't do that.
-- Jeremy Lott

Jonathan Rick said:

(1) Endorsing candidates and legislation is a small part of what editorial boards do; they generally opine on current events. (2) The Cato Institute is also a 501(c)(3), and constantly comments on candidates and legislation without endorsing either.

Anonymous said:

>The Cato Institute is also a >501(c)(3), and constantly comments >on candidates and legislation >without endorsing either.

No "it" doesn't. Cato rarely speaks in an unsigned, collective voice.

-- Jeremy Lott

Jonathan Rick said:

Jeremy,

It's irrelevant whether it's Cato collectively or an individual Cato director; the point is, what I'm proposing is eminently doable.