TaglineThe Internet's old guard general interest publication has never slowed down
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateDistrict of Columbia
StateNew York
CityNew York City
CityWashington D.C.
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)Shared Corporate Staff
Staff Size (Editorial)21-40
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsThe Slate Group; The Washington Post Company.
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Mappin LocationWashington D.C. - District of Columbia
Principal StaffDavid Plotz
Principal StaffJacob Weisberg
Description“Slate’s overall mission is to create really intelligent witty durable web journalism; [that mission] has been more or less the same since 1996” says David Plotz the site’s editor. Slate is perhaps best known as one of the first publications to prove that a high-quality editorial product could exist and thrive online but it didn’t earn that reputation just by mimicking print standards—the site has excelled at leveraging its native medium. No publication bats 1.000 but Slate’s multimedia and interactive offerings have been consistently innovative and often a big hit with readers. [Profile updated May 4 2012]
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