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Slate names new editor

Slate, an online news and political commentary magazine owned by Microsoft, has named a new editorial chief to succeed founder Michael Kinsley, who stepped down in February. Effective immediately, Jacob Weisberg, the site's chief political correspondent, will take over the top spot. Kinsley, in a new role as "founding editor," plans to write for the publication and take on an advisory role. Weisberg beat out Slate's Deputy Editor Jack Shafer for the position. The two longtime employees took turns manning the publication after Kinsley stepped down.

Slate, an online news and political commentary magazine owned by Microsoft, has named a new editorial chief to succeed founder Michael Kinsley, who stepped down in February. Effective immediately, Jacob Weisberg, the site's chief political correspondent, will take over the top spot.

Kinsley, in a new role as "founding editor," plans to write for the publication and take on an advisory role. Weisberg beat out Slate's Deputy Editor Jack Shafer for the position. The two longtime employees took turns manning the publication after Kinsley stepped down.