The New York Times‘ Media Decoder blog reports that Harper’s Senior Editor Jennifer Szalai and Associate Web Editor Paul Ford left the magazine this week. Szalai had been with Harper’s for a decade.
Their departure follows that of Roger Hodge, who was fired abruptly in January. As the Times says, “The normally placid Harperâ€™s waters have become turbulent lately.”
The Times got a chance to talk to Szalai about her departure:
Ms. Szalai began as an intern at Harper’s about 10 years ago, and is leaving to work on her own writing. “During my time at Harper’s I enjoyed working with some of the best writers and editors in the country, and I can’t think of another place where I could have learned as much as I did, for which I’ll always be grateful,” Ms. Szalai said in an interview. “I didn’t arrive at my decision easily, but I felt it was time for a change, and I look forward to continuing the relationship by contributing to the magazine.”
For more on Ford’s departure, take a look at The Awl’s long Q&A with Ford.