Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story

By Raw Story
Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:15 EDT
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Megan Carpentier to lead Raw Story, Raw Replay

Raw Story is pleased to announce that Megan Carpentier, an editor with Talking Points Memo and the former politics and news director at Air America Radio, has been selected as the company’s new executive editor.

Carpentier will take the reins of the newly-redesigned Raw Story and video-driven sister site Raw Replay, where she will help continue promoting original investigative news and reporting that rejects traditional media narratives of power and influence. In her role as executive editor of Raw Story Media’s properties, Carpentier will be working directly with the site’s reporters to support and guide their daily coverage, while overseeing a team of editors in highlighting the day’s latest, most important stories and videos.

Along the way, Raw Story and Carpentier will implement an ambitious growth strategy aimed at increasing both the size of the site’s readership and the depth of readers’ interactions.

“Our search for a new executive editor was months-long and exhaustive,” Raw Story Publisher Roxanne Cooper said. “In Megan we found the right combination of experience and commitment to independent, no-holds-barred muckracking journalism. We’re thrilled to have her helm our editorial team.”

Carpentier has also served as an editor for Jezebel.com, and wrote for The Washington Independent, Women’s eNews, Glamour’s political blog “Glamocracy” and Foreign Policy’s “Madame Secretary” blog.

About Our Company
The Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Founded in Boston in 2004, Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month.

Our recent editorial focal points have included Wikileaks, revolutions in the Middle East, wiretapping and judicial abuses. Raw Story believes in transparency and the power of information to change lives. We also hold that telling the stories of those disenfranchised by popular media ultimately enriches our ability to understand and solve complex global challenges.

Roxanne Cooper, Publisher

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  • Anonymous

    Cool. The site upgrade looks really nice too. Good work guys.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    welcome Megan!…

  • http://www.megancarpentier.com/ Megan Carpentier


  • http://liberaldefenderoffreedom.blogspot.com/ mikefromArlington

    Good luck and beware of HBGary as they will be on the trail of everyone that works on this site to be sure.

  • Gecko Brothers

    I second that

  • Phil Perspective

    I don’t think HBGary is a problem now, but companies like it.

  • http://www.rawstory.com enthous


  • Anonymous

    Cool, that’s good news. Great hire.

  • Anonymous

    Welcome aboard Megan! I enjoy all of the sights that you came from.
    The technical revisions to this sight are presenting a bit of a problem for me tho. The density of all the Flash content is causing a severe slow-down in the download and Disqus is being relegated to the back seat.