What’s Slate been up to?

CJR checks in with the Web news stalwart

It’s been more than a year since we profiled Slate for CJR’s Guide to Online News Startups (then the News Frontier Database). Since then, the grandfather of Internet magazines lost Jack Shafer and Timothy Noah to layoffs, but also had its share of good news: the site finally transitioned away from the CMS it had been using for 10 years and, most significantly, broke away from The Washington Post’s ad sales department to form its own sales and marketing team.

Luckily, much of what distinguished Slate editorially remains the same, particularly the magazine’s commitment to long-form storytelling.

Read more about happenings at Slate in our updated profile, and check out other recently added and updated profiles of online news startups throughout the country at the Guide’s homepage.

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Michael Meyer is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter at @mcm_nm. Tags: , , ,