Monday, July 18, 2005
USA: Joan Connell joins The Nation as Web Editor
in chief Katrina vanden Heuvel, says, "Connell brings many strengths to
her new role as our first full-time web staffer. She's been a
consistent trailblazer in the development of the Internet as a source
of news and opinion--whether through the creation of blogs or through
the increasing visibility of community journalism. We think she's the
ideal person to help us make our website, which already receives
600,000 visitors a month, an even more vibrant part of our work.
The Nation already uses blogging, RSS, podcasting etc, but I'm expecting Joan to make everything better--she always does.
(An award-winning writer and editor at newspapers and wire services, Connell first specialized in the coverage of religion, ethics and moral issues and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1994 for reporting on such topics as the religious right, scandals in the Catholic Church, environmental racism and the culture wars. As Executive Producer for Opinions at MSNBC.com from 1997 to 2004, Connell developed the network's first weblogs, and as senior editor at MSN for the last two years, she developed editorial policies and strategies for the MSN portal, which draws roughly 81 million unique visitors monthly, and contributed to the network's evolving Citizen Journalism efforts.)
Way to go, everyone.
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