|Born||Joan Maureen Walsh
September 18, 1958
|Occupation||Editor, writer, journalist|
From 2005 through 2010, she was the editor-in-chief of Salon.com, a San Francisco-based American liberal politics and culture website. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was, published in August 2012 by John Wiley and Sons.
After joining Salon as its first full-time news editor in 1998, Walsh became managing editor in 2004. She had previously worked for In These Times and the Santa Barbara News and Review. She has written freelance articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. In Autumn 2015 she left Salon to become National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.
Walsh writes frequently on current American political topics, typically in blog form at Salon. Criticisms of the Iraq War, the George W. Bush administration, and conservatives have been featured in her posts. She regularly appears on MSNBC's Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews as well as CNN's Campbell Brown, where she has debated conservative guests including Pat Buchanan, Liz Cheney, Dick Armey, David Frum, and G. Gordon Liddy. She also has appeared on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Ed Show, as well as CNN's Larry King Live and D. L. Hughley Breaks the News.
Walsh made her second appearance on The O'Reilly Factor in June 2009, discussing the murder of George Tiller and her views on the responsibility of journalists and the impact of their words in controversial matters.
Other areas of interest include education, community development, urban poverty issues, and baseball. She has published two books, Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story and Stories of Renewal: Community Building and the Future of Urban America.
- "Joan Walsh: About Me". Salon.com. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
- Walsh, Joan (2015-09-25). "Jeb goes full Mitt Romney: Man of inherited wealth and power says African-Americans want “free stuff”". Salon.
- "Scarborough Country for April 23". Scarborough Country. MSNBC. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
- Walsh, Joan (June 12, 2009). "Why I went on "The O'Reilly Factor"". Salon.com. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- Montopoli, Brian. "Joan Walsh on Losing Subscriptions Over the Ohio Election, Conservative Ideological Crusades, and Being Compared to Judith Miller". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
|Editor in Chief of Salon.com
|New title||Editor at Large of Salon.com
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