To our readers

On May 5, the Boston Globe will launch a fresh redesign of the print editorial and op-ed pages. The look is modern and easy to navigate. But the purpose of the Opinion pages remains very much the same: to drive conversations in Boston and beyond on issues of the day. Editorials represent the official view of the Globe as a community institution, and, as such, will remain unsigned. Opinion columns represent the views of individual columnists and writers, on the Globe’s staff or in the community. And the editorial cartoon will remain as a staple of the page several days a week.

The redesign incorporates some new features:

■   Decoder is an explainer with an opinionated point of view: it tells the story behind the story of an event, a press conference, a decision, or a statement.

■   What They’re Saying provides a quick scan of what opinion columnists are writing around the nation – and around the world.

■   Five Views offers a quick scan of differing views on a single issue in the news, assembled by our editorial board.

■   Inbox is the place to find letters to the editor, as well as select tweets and comments.

A guide to the Globe Opinion pages, along with a list of the editorial board members, can be found online at BostonGlobe.com/opinion. Your comments are welcome — please let us know what you think by e-mailing opinionreaction@globe.com.


Ellen Clegg

Editorial Page Editor (interim)