Julia Turner is the editor-in-chief of Slate, the award-winning online news site known for its surprising and witty take on news, culture, politics, business and technology. She took the helm in 2014, after having served as deputy editor since 2008. Under Turner’s leadership, Slate has received three National Magazine Award nominations, a George Polk award, a Digiday Publishing Award, and many other high-profile accolades. During her time at Slate, she has written on culture, technology and design. She is also a co-host of Slate’s critically acclaimed Culture Gabfest podcast, alongside culture critic Stephen Metcalf and film critic Dana Stevens. The Culture Gabfest was nominated for a National Magazine Award for podcasting, and Turner’s coverage of Mad Men won an Online Journalism Award for commentary. Before joining Slate in 2003, Turner worked at Time Inc., first in magazine development and later at Sports Illustrated Women. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
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