An op-ed example from NYT 2/22

A Chance to Right a Wrong in Haiti
Evidence shows that the United Nations inadvertently started a cholera outbreak that has since killed 8,000 people. It has a moral obligation to help end the crisis.

Note the following about this piece:

1) It’s short – 767 words.

2) Links to additional material are through hyperlinks, not footnotes.

3) The argument appears at the TOP, not at the bottom. This is a big difference between academic papers and op-eds.

4) One can summarize the piece in two sentences.