After just under four years as editor, Roger Hodge is stepping away from Harper's "to pursue other endeavors," announced a press release today. He'll be replaced by Ellen Rosenbush, who has been managing editor of the magazine for twenty years and will serve as "acting" editor from February onward. “One of the most talented magazine editors in New York, Ellen has a wealth of experience and has worked with everyone from Tom Wolfe to Richard Rodriguez to Joyce Carol Oates; she will continue to draw the highest-profile writers in the country and uphold the quality of the journalism in the magazine,” publisher John MacArthur said in a statement. “We are deeply grateful for Roger’s stewardship over the past four years. He brought many welcome innovations to the magazine and website that helped expand the reach of Harper’s growing audience.” Hodge was deputy editor from 2004 until 2006, when longtime editor Lewis Lapham stepped away to launch his Quarterly. At that time, Hodge himself had been with the magazine for a decade, joining in 1996 as an intern.
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