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The Washington Submit proclaims the formation of a Requirements desk to guard the integrity of stories reporting and help Submit journalists. Meghan Ashford-Grooms of Kaiser Well being Information and Carrie Camillo, the deputy editor of the Expertise Community, shall be The Submit’s requirements editors, reporting to Deputy Managing Editor Liz Seymour.

Meghan will focus her efforts on updating, explaining and imposing current newsroom insurance policies and creating new insurance policies that provide clear steering on Submit requirements and ethics. Carrie would be the lead editor on problems with language and style, will oversee the corrections coverage, and can work carefully with the multiplatform modifying desk.

Collectively, the 2 editors will create a strong coaching program on newsroom requirements, particularly for brand spanking new hires. They are going to oversee takedown requests and be the newsroom’s first tackle for questions on talking engagements, freelance proposals and different issues the place workers members are unsure about our skilled requirements or moral obligations. The 2 editors additionally shall be concerned within the newsroom’s most complex tales and initiatives, offering modifying help at any step of the method.

Meghan, pronounced ME-gun, is at present deputy copy chief at Kaiser Well being Information. She was beforehand a senior editor and duplicate chief at FiveThirtyEight and a replica editor and reporter on the Austin American-Statesman. She additionally spent just a few years of her profession outdoors of a newsroom (however she at all times got here working again) as a senior editor on the City Institute and a coverage analyst on the Well being and Welfare Council of Lengthy Island.

Meghan is a fan of fact-checking, ballet, nation music and the healthful TV drama “Sons of Anarchy.” (She says she has by no means owned a motorbike, however there may be nonetheless time.)

Meghan grew up in Nashville and majored in classics at Columbia College. She additionally acquired a grasp’s diploma from the LBJ Faculty of Public Affairs on the College of Texas. She was an advisory board member for the Knight Science Journalism Fact-Checking Project.

Carrie, one of many newsroom’s most beloved editors, who celebrates 20 years at The Submit this month, brings sturdy modifying abilities, deep newsroom connections and wide-ranging pursuits to this new place. She is at present deputy editor of the Expertise Community, however she has been working the operation on her personal for many of the previous 12 months whereas Expertise Community Editor Susan Levine was dispatched to the International desk. Carrie is especially pleased with her efforts to recruit journalists from underrepresented communities for the Expertise Community and to encourage better protection of communities of shade.

Earlier than becoming a member of the Expertise Community, Carrie was a longtime editor on the multiplatform desk, the place she dealt with a number of the paper’s highest-profile initiatives and enterprise items. Throughout that point, she additionally spent 12 years as Sunday evening editor. A local of Wisconsin, Carrie graduated from the College of Minnesota, the place she majored in journalism and minored in artwork historical past and Italian research. She additionally spent a 12 months finding out on the College of Bologna in Italy. In January, she begins a grasp’s program on the College of Southern California’s Annenberg Faculty for Communication and Journalism.

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