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Slate.com from November 21, 2004.

Slate is an online newsmagazine created by Microsoft in 1996 as part of MSN. On December 21, 2004, it was bought by The Washington Post.

Former political correspondent Jacob Weisberg is the current editor and the Washington Post Company's Cliff Sloan is publisher [1] (http://slate.msn.com/id/2117942/). The founding editor was Michael Kinsley.

Like Salon.com, it covers politics, arts and culture, sports, and news. Slate is a hybrid of traditional news outlets and blogs; it is column-driven but maintains more journalistic credibility and objectivity than most blogs.

Slate features regular and semi-regular columns such as Explainer, Human Guinea Pig, and Dear Prudence. Many of the articles tend to be short and relatively lighthearted pieces. There are also many meta-columns: collection and analysis of major newspapers, magazines, blogs, and the like. It has a number of associated blogs, including some of the most notable on the Internet, such as the Kausfiles. It also features regular weeklong series of diaries from interesting people and a link to each day's Doonesbury, whose website Slate hosts.

Slate contributes to the National Public Radio show Day to Day.

Slate also features a set of online forum boards called "The Fray", the editing and moderator duties of which are left up to a "Fray Editor," currently Kevin Arnovitz.

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Editorial stance

Slate's focus and editorial slant is politically liberal, as seen in choice of columnists, choice of topics, position on topics, and featured cartoon: Doonesbury. During the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, Slate staff and contributors made a poll among themselves, and a majority supported Democratic challenger John Kerry [2] (http://slate.msn.com/id/2108714).

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References

  1. Slate Magazine (http://www.slate.com) Official website
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