Business Units

News – Online and In Print

The Slate Group

The Slate Group is an online publishing unit that oversees Slate and theRoot. The Slate Group's mission is to develop and manage a family of web-only magazines.


  • Jacob Weisberg
    Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group
  • Dan Check
    Vice Chairman, The Slate Group
  • Anthony DeMaio
    Publisher, The Slate Group
  • Brendan Monaghan
    General Manager, The Slate Group
  • Julia Turner
    Editor, Slate Magazine



Slate is a daily online magazine that offers fresh angles on stories in the news and innovative entertainment coverage, all with its signature wit and irreverence. Pushing the boundaries of convention, Slate publishes provocative commentary on topics such as politics, culture, business and technology. Slate reaches 6.7 million online adults a month according to Nielsen.


The Root

theRoot is a daily online magazine that targets the post-civil rights generation with original, provocative commentary and analysis on politics, social issues and culture from a variety of perspectives. Dedicated to increasing the breadth and depth of black voices engaged in debate about the most important issues of the day, theRoot is built on the strength of a robust and diverse group of contributors, and has an editorial sensibility that reflects the confidence and divergent world views of its audience.


Foreign Policy

Taking on the world of global politics, economics and ideas as its mission, Foreign Policy draws on leading journalists, thinkers and foreign policy practitioners for its trademark analysis and insight. FP, which is published in seven non-English editions and has a circulation of 100,000, also produces a fast-growing website and two award-winning daily blogs, Passport and The Best Defense.