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NYT Adds Meeta Agrawal 

NYT Adds Meeta Agrawal 

Meeta Agrawal has joined The New York Times as the new Arts & Leisure Editor. In her new role, she’ll drive The Times’ feature journalism and cultural criticism while exploring ways to make the Arts and Leisure section visually exciting. Agrawal joins the NYT from Entertainment Weekly, where she spent more than a decade providing editorial oversight and held multiple roles with increasing responsibility. She most recently served as the Deputy Editor where she managed a 90-person staff to produce content across print, digital, social, and video platforms, and collaborated with the Editor-In-Chief to curate the magazine’s covers. During her tenure, she also helped launch EW PopFest, the brand’s first live consumer event. The Dartmouth College graduate, who also has a Master’s from Oxford, began her career as a Staff Editor at Life Magazine. “I’m thrilled to be joining The Times, and to find a home in the Culture department,” Agrawal said in a press release. “Arts & Leisure is the pinnacle of cultural coverage, and I’m honored to work alongside such gifted editors, writers and critics.” More here

Jim Clyburn Will Not Challenge Nancy Pelosi

Jim Clyburn Will Not Challenge Nancy Pelosi

Raúl Grijalva and Donald McEachin Want Interior Secretary to Repeal “Secret Science” Order

Raúl Grijalva and Donald McEachin Want Interior Secretary to Repeal “Secret Science” Order