Laura Bennett joins Salon as culture editor

Salon's new culture czar, our latest high-profile addition, arrives with a distinguished record at the New Republic

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Laura Bennett joins Salon as culture editor

We are delighted to announce that Laura Bennett — who has already made a dramatic impact as a culture writer and editor of the New Republic — will be joining us as the new culture editor of Salon.

Her presence will allow us to continue to expand our groundbreaking coverage of TV, books and literature, the movies — and the many intersections of culture and politics.

“Laura’s a brilliant writer and editor, and has the Salon sensibility deep in her DNA,” said Salon editor-in-chief David Daley. “It seemed like every time I saw a perfectly executed idea, the piece carried either her byline or her editing fingerprints. She’s going to lead our coverage in really exciting directions, and I can’t wait for her to get started.”

At the New Republic, Laura worked as both a writer for the magazine and a culture editor for the magazine’s website. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Boston Globe’s ideas section, and Newsweek/Daily Beast. She is a graduate of Yale and a former Fulbright Scholar.

Her  interview with super-agent Andrew Wylie was one of the most talked-about literary stories of last year.

And she’s just the latest high-profile journalist to join Salon. Laura follows Thomas Frank, the former Harper’s columnist and author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas,” among other books, who joined Salon in January as a politics and culture columnist.

Laura’s first day will be April 7.

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