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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
Marvel reveals next star-studded superhero films at Comic-Con
Marvel unveiled its bumper slate of new superhero movies Saturday, wheeling out a who's who of Hollywood stars and prompting a collective meltdown at Comic-Con as it ended frenzied speculation over the most lucrative franchise in film history.
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Rachel Weisz were brought on stage in San Diego to join Marvel film stalwarts such as Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in the upcoming -- and sure to be multi-billion-grossing -- movies.
"I can spend 90 minutes talking about what we've done or I can spend some time talking about what we're about to do," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, drawing rapturous screams from thousands packed into the world's largest pop-culture fan convention.
CBS cuts off ugly interview with Liz Cheney after she attacks host for asking about Trump’s racism
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) accused CBS host Margaret Brennan of unfairly bringing race into a discussion after President Donald Trump told four non-white Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.
In an interview on Face the Nation, Brennan asked Cheney if it was appropriate for Trump supporters to chant "send her back" at a rally in North Carolina last week.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access Trump gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.