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Josh Marshall '87

Josh Marshall '87 is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com, what Time Magazine calls "the prototype of what the successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future."

Marshall spent his early journalistic career in traditional media, writing for such respected publications as The New YorkerThe Atlantic MonthlyThe New Republic and The New York Times. In 2000, during the presidential election recount in Florida, Marshall launched the one-man blog TalkingPointsMemo. TPM quickly developed a loyal following of people hungry for intelligent analysis of the day's politics and eager to be part of an intellectually stimulating community. Dedicating himself to the business full time, Marshall grew the site to reach millions of users, hired editorial and business staffs and opened two news bureaus.

TPM is now considered one of the most innovative journalistic organizations in the country, marrying the latest web technologies to the highest standards of journalism. Marshall received a George Polk Award in 2008 for reporting on the 2007 US Attorney firing scandal that led to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and a Sidney Hillman award in 2006 for reporting on President Bush's attempt to phase out Social Security. TPM also won the IPI award recognizing free and independent media in 2008.

In fall 2009 Marshall was named among the most influential commentators in the nation by The Atlantic Monthly and one of the most powerful people in DC by GQ Magazine.
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  • Autumn Rabe Richards ’97 and James Richards ’97 were married in Vivian Webb Chapel.

    Webb Sweethearts: Stories From Alumni Couples

    Danielle Gordon & Jessica Rice
    From high school sweethearts to alumni who were married in Vivian Webb Chapel, Webb has been the site of many romances over the years. Here are a few stories from alumni who met on Webb’s beautiful campus.
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  • Visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng '12

    Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 to Open First Solo Exhibition in NYC

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Using monofilament and LED spotlights, visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 creates large-scale installations that transform dark gallery spaces into meditative environments filled with lines and beams of color.
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  • The Week @ Webb - Together in January

    Scott Nichols
    The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. Did it feel like January lasted 31,000 days instead of just 31? I know that for me, it's important to spend as much time as I can with other people when life gets really busy. We all do better when we surround ourselves with friends and family and that's what I tried to capture in this latest gallery.
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  • Webb Completes CAIS/WASC Accreditation Process

    Taylor Stockdale
    Taking stock. This is how it begins—simply though completely. After more than a year of planning, gathering data, meeting, discussing, writing and rewriting—and after a four-day campus stay by our CAIS/WASC visiting committee (California Association of Independent Schools / Western Association of Schools and Colleges)—the evaluation work is done. 
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