Welcome to Confessions Of, a weekly series where Task & Purpose’s James Clark solicits hilarious, embarrassing, and revealing stories from troops and vets about their job, deployments, and time in service.
NEW YORK, February 20, 2018 — Task & Purpose, a digital-first media company that gives a voice and platform to the military community, announced today that it has hired seasoned journalist and veteran Sam Fellman to lead its editorial staff, starting February 20. A former managing editor at Buzzfeed News, Sam will succeed Lauren Katzenberg as managing editor of Task & Purpose.
In 2014, we founded Task & Purpose on the belief that the military and veterans’ communities needed a publication that delivered news they care about, reported by people who have firsthand personal and professional experiences with conflict and its aftermath. This year, we’re reinforcing our commitment to community-driven investigative reporting, story-telling, and analysis of culture and current affairs by bringing on two seasoned journalists who embody our mission.
It’s official: The Marine Corps is adding a fourth phase to recruit training. In an Oct. 12 video, the service briefly laid out its plans for the new two-week phase a week after Task & Purpose first reported that the plan was under consideration.