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COURIER Hires New Vice President of Content

Meghan McCarthy Will Serve As Editorial Lead And Manager Of All Eight Of Courier’s Newsrooms

NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2022 – Courier Newsroom — a civic media company dedicated to growing local newsrooms across the country reporting on the issues most important to building more informed and engaged communities — today announced its promotion of Meghan McCarthy to the position of Vice President of Content.  In this role, McCarthy will serve as the editorial lead and manager of all eight of Courier’s newsrooms, overseeing day-to-day pitch to production and ensuring that all content aligns with the company’s commitment to increase civic participation.

Before this position, McCarthy helped found and lead Dogwood, Courier’s Virginia local news outlet, and flagship newsroom founded in 2019. She began her career reporting for National Journal and CQ Roll Call, where she covered health policy in Congress. McCarthy was a co-founder of Morning Consult and founder of Maternie, which answers parenting questions with the latest research, expert opinions, and stories from parents’ own experiences. Her work has been featured on C-SPAN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among other national news outlets.

“We are unique in many ways at Courier, but most of all is how we put purpose over profit to reach readers who are not the focus of any other media organization, yet whose lives are arguably most shaped by those who hold political power,” said McCarthy.  “Leading this work is an honor, and a fight I am thrilled to be part of. Because our families deserve the chance to live once again in a world where democracy in America is not a question, but a given.”

Click here to read McCarthy’s Editor’s Note on why she believes Courier’s mission is so important and how the newsrooms can help increase civic engagement and protect American democracy.

About Courier Newsroom

Courier Newsroom is a civic media company that seeks to create a more informed, engaged, and representative America through the distribution of factual, local news and information to under-reached audiences online. Under the direction of Courier Newsroom’s executive leadership team, our eight local newsrooms provide the communities we serve—including the people who live in information silos—with news centered on the people and policies affecting their lives. Our reporting is produced for the social media platforms and online channels our audiences spend their time on, with an emphasis on video, graphics, and skimmable newsletters to inform and engage our audiences in the ways they consume information today.

The managing editor of each site, in addition to Courier Newsroom’s top editor, has sole discretion and control over the editorial process. Courier Newsroom was acquired in 2021 by Good Information Inc., a public benefit corporation whose mission is to strengthen democracy, restore social trust and increase civic participation by increasing the flow of good, factual information reaching Americans online.