March 12, 2009
Turquoise slippers that were worn by Ana Marie Cox, founding editor of the blog

Turquoise slippers that were worn by Ana Marie Cox, founding editor of the blog "Wonkette."

From the Newseum Collection

Blogging Slippers

Ana Marie Cox was one of the first nationally known bloggers, serving as editor of the political blog "Wonkette" in 2004. "Wonkette" was a sometimes racy mix of Washington, D.C., gossip and policy issues that Cox, clad in pajamas and slippers, wrote from an office in her home. She relinquished her editorship in 2006.

When Newseum curators approached Cox about donating tools of the blogging trade, she suggested computer equipment. But our curators believed that bedroom slippers — or perhaps Cox’s pajamas — more readily highlighted the egalitarian realm of blogging. And what suggests commonality more than a pair of bedroom slippers?

Cox’s slippers are on display in the News Corporation News History Gallery.

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