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Marie McIntosh

Marie McIntosh

News Engagement Specialist


Marie McIntosh is a news engagement specialist at The Center for Investigative Reporting, focusing on Junior Watchdogs, CIR's hub for information for kids. Marie works closely with the editorial team to find stories that affect kids, parents and teachers. Those stories cover nutrition, safety, education and more. Marie manages the production of video games and activity books and develops resources that engage kids and their families. She also supports CIR's events. Previously, she was the editorial assistant and social media manager for The Bay Citizen, which merged with CIR in 2012. Before that, Marie worked in textbook publishing in Boston.


Inside the Newsroom

Coming to a screen near you: CIR’s first video game for kids

“Hairnet Hero” follows Lula, a long-suffering nutritional director, as she attempts to give students at her school a healthy, balanced lunch. The principal, teachers and kids are all on her case about the cost, nutrition and taste of her lunches, and the consequences of serving unbalanced meals to her students can be dire.

Aug 28, 2013

What’s your church’s stance on homosexuality?

The debate over same-sex marriage has been raging as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California law that made such marriages illegal. However, the discussion also extends beyond the political landscape, as churches across the world are having similar conversations about how their religion's dogma should apply to

Mar 14, 2013
Returning Home to Battle

Beyond ‘The Shooter’: The long look at life after active duty

The soldier known as the Shooter describes the intense operation leading up to Osama bin Laden’s final moments, but also shares another, darker side of the veteran experience: the challenges combat veterans face, even ones with millions of dollars in training and top security clearance, as they re-enter civilian life after returning home from war.

Feb 11, 2013