SSlate has been planning their new ladyblog—sorry, "online magazine"—as a sort-of-but-not-really competitor to our sister site Jezebel. Gals all over town want to get in on the action—some the few media jobs left! Now we know the ladies who will lead it, according to Fishbowl NY. It will be a "triumvirate" of editors (that means three): Emily Bazelon, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin. Three eds? Bad idea. Their cycles are gonna sync up after spending that much time together, which means fighting and crying might derail the publishing process once a month. But seriously, a little more on the new editors' credentials:Hanna Rosin is a journalist who started out at the New Republic and has written for heavies such as the Atlantic and the Washington Post—and is coincidentally married to Slate's managing editor. She published a book last year called God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America—about students at a new evangelical college—and often writes about the intersection of religion and politics. Emily Bazelon is a senior Slate editor. She has a law background (Yale, actually) and often covers jurisprudence. Fun fact: she's The Feminine Mystique author Betty Friedan's cousin. She's also written for The New Republic and Washington Post, as well as the New York Times. Meghan O'Rourke is also a Slate editor (culture), but a poet as well—she published a poetry book that garnered a full page New York Times Book Review and edits the poetry section of the Paris Review. She's married to New Yorker staffer James Surowiecki. O'Rourke is also a former New Yorker staffer, a job she got at 24, which is what partly led to our 2007 "Field Guide" called Why People Hate Meghan O'Rourke.
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