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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
AT&T pressured employees to set up phony DirecTV Now accounts ahead of Time Warner merger: suit
A new lawsuit accuses AT&T of pressuring employees to set up phony DirecTV Now accounts to boost subscription numbers ahead of a $85 billion merger with Time Warner.
The suit filed by a group of investors claims AT&T knowingly told shareholders that DirectTV Now was growing, when subscribers were actually leaving the platform, reported Markets Insider.
"Employees were taught and actively encouraged to convert activation fees that customers traditionally had to pay to upgrade their phones into DirecTV Now subscriptions by waiving the fee," the lawsuit claims.
Why Bill Maher is wrong about fat-shaming
On a recent episode of his Friday evening talk show, Bill Maher proposed that society combat obesity by body-shaming overweight individuals. He argued that “fat shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback” to deter people from overeating.
Obesity is a national epidemic that is placing a significant burden on our health care system. Nearly 40% of Americans are considered obese, costing upwards of US$150 billion dollars per year in health costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
‘Does Jesus not do reality TV?’: Sean Spicer mocked for saying a vote for him is a vote for Christ
Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer made his premiere performance on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night, and was widely mocked for his outfit – and his dancing:
In last night's "Dancing With the Stars" premiere, Sean Spicer wore a neon ruffled shirt that was skewered on social media. The judges were also not impressed. https://t.co/jhm1ES1csn pic.twitter.com/CwYMmCSEFF