PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(SoapBlox, a political blogging platform expanding its role into a political publication and video content aggregator, today announced that it has named Tina Dupuy, an acclaimed journalist and syndicated columnist, as editor-in-chief. In this role, Dupuy will set the site’s editorial tone and direction, and constantly monitor and promote content from the SoapBlox network of sites members. SoapBlox publisher, Chris Dykstra, introduced Dupuy to the political blogging community on June 7 at the annual Netroots Nation conference in Providence, R.I.)–
“SoapBlox has expanded its role as a political network and media property that promotes and celebrates political observation and citizen engagement. We are thrilled to have a proven leader at the helm to build and establish SoapBlox as a go-to resource for political news, opinion and debate.”
“We are delighted and grateful to have an editor of Tina’s caliber on board to lead the reinvention of the SoapBlox Network,” said Dykstra. “Passionate, truthful and transparent storytelling and conversation are essential to our world today. Nobody embodies that ethic better than Tina Dupuy. She has established a stellar reputation and following as a progressive political blogger who cuts through rhetoric and boldly challenges political views with thoughtful investigation and analysis.” He continued, “SoapBlox has expanded its role as a political network and media property that promotes and celebrates political observation and citizen engagement. We are thrilled to have a proven leader at the helm to build and establish SoapBlox as a go-to resource for political news, opinion and debate.”
An award-winning writer, investigative journalist, and former managing editor of Crooks and Liars, Dupuy appears frequently on MSNBC, Current TV, RT and BBC and all over the radio frequencies via KCRW’s To The Point, The Stephanie Miller Show, The Block Radio and The Leslie Marshall Show. She writes for Mother Jones, The Atlantic, Skeptic, Fast Company, Alternet, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Newsday among many others. Her weekly op-ed column is nationally syndicated in over 85 newspapers a week through Cagle Cartoons.
Originally created as a multi-author political blogging platform, SoapBlox has expanded its role as a political blog and video content aggregation new media entity that will feature content from its network of more than 70 influential blogs from across the country, as well as other content resources. Its blogging platform was designed as an inexpensive and user-friendly tool that enables bloggers to be up and running quickly and effortlessly. SoapBlox has played a critical role in the 50-state blogging strategy in past elections. Its mission is to promote political observation and citizen engagement in the American political system. SoapBlox is owned by Warecorp, a Minneapolis-based software and web services development company. For more information, visit www.soapblox.net.
Warecorp was founded in 2004 in Minneapolis to provide affordable web and software services to the impact economy. Since its founding, Warecorp has earned the loyalty of change agents and innovators working in coworking, media, health care, education, open government and non-profits. Warecorp co-founder and CEO, Chris Dykstra, also is Chair and Co-founder of The UpTake.org, an acclaimed non-profit online video news organization that has won multiple Society for Professional Journalists Page One awards, was a 2008 Center for Public Integrity’s Website of the Year, and has generated more than 16 million views of its work on YouTube. For more information on Warecorp, visit www.warecorp.com.