Jack Shafer

Slate Scales. But Is It Too Late to the Game?

Since Slate launched in 1996, there’s always been the question of whether an online news magazine can attract enough advertising to support high-quality original content without a companion print product.

Keeper of the Commentary

Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service. Former Slate media critic Jack Shafer, hired last week, is only the latest appointment op-ed editor James Ledbetter has made in his effort to turn the Reuters opinion page into a leading source of commentary. Shafer won’t be the last.