Yahoo launches 12th digital magazine: Politics
Former Washington Post national web politics editor Garance Franke-Ruta is the ‘magazine’s’ editor-in-chief, with former Daily Beast correspondent Dan Klaidman as deputy editor
NEW YORK, NY – March 24, 2015 — Yahoo Inc. today announced the launch of Yahoo Politics, the 12th category-specific digital magazine from the company. Yahoo Politics, a visually immersive digital magazine conceived to make news, break news and drive the political conversation, is the latest addition to Yahoo’s suite of magazines, which also include number one ranked titles for Beauty Movies, Parenting, Style and Travel1.
Under the editorial leadership of Yahoo News Group Editor-in-Chief Megan Liberman, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Garance Franke-Ruta and Yahoo News Deputy Editor Dan Klaidman, Yahoo Politics will feature regular bylines from Yahoo’s world-class editorial team including National Political Columnist Matt Bai, Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox, Senior Political Reporter Jon Ward and Congressional Correspondent Meredith Shiner. Senior National Correspondent Lisa Belkin, West Coast Correspondent Andrew Romano, national correspondents Holly Bailey and Alyssa Bereznak, and Senior National Affairs Writer Liz Goodwin will also be regular contributors.
Yahoo Politics will also feature regular video franchises and newsmaking interviews from Global News Anchor Katie Couric, produced by the Yahoo Studios team under the leadership of Vice President and Head of Yahoo Video, Anna Robertson, and Head of News for Yahoo Studios Tony Maciulis.
“We have an incredible political team at Yahoo News, and I’m thrilled that we now have a dedicated platform for their work,” Yahoo News Group Editor-in-Chief Megan Liberman says. “In an era when so many people feel disconnected from the political process, we’re offering context and perspective on the political world and what it means to our readers and viewers.”
Since Liberman arrived at Yahoo in September 2013, Yahoo News has become a destination known for landing conversation-driving political interviews and features. From Matt Bai’s exclusive sit-down with embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the height of the “bridgegate” scandal in January of 2014, to investigative reporting by Michael Isikoff on topics like the CIA’s secret plan to compensate the victims of US drone attacks, and Lisa Belkin’s engaging long-form reporting on issues like legal culpability for parents of child killers, Yahoo takes pride in informing our audience on the political issues of the day with world-class journalism.