Megan Carpentier on Muck Rack

Megan Carpentier

New York, NY
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  immigration, women's health, reproductive health, women's rights, journalism, online journalism, gay rights, online politics, media, politics, policy, washington dc, reproductive rights, unemployment
Doesn't Cover: online dating, dating

Editor for THINK at @NBCNews. Ex-@Mic, @USNewsOpinion, @Tribune, @GuardianUS, @RawStory, @TPM, @Jezebel. Opinions about everything, all on my own.

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Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story, a progressive daily news site first founded in 2004. Prior to her tenure at Raw Story, she was an associate editor at Talking Points Memo, the editor of news and politics at Air America, an editor at and an associate editor at Won...


Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I wrote a couple of articles and then ran into issues with the administration over a piece about censorship in the art department.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Never work for free, learn to take editorial guidance, know where you are pitching before you pitch and don't take rejection personally.