The Intercept Adds National Editor, Technology Columnist

Roger D. Hodge and Farai Chideya join the ranks.

It’s been a busy time lately at The Intercept.

In April, the site hired Time senior editor Charlotte Greensit for the position of managing editor, based in New York. Today, the site has announced that Dan Froomkin has been promoted at the Washington D.C. end from senior writer to bureau editor, while two others have been added to the overall roster – Farai Chideya and Roger Hodge.

From today’s announcement:

We are delighted to announce that Roger D. Hodge will be our new national editor. Hodge will oversee major investigations as well as editing features and news articles on a range of subjects, with special attention to the manipulation of the democratic process by moneyed elites. “The underlying theme that unites most of The Intercept’s journalism is the abuse of power and the corruption of our democratic institutions,” Hodge said. “This corruption has the effect of reducing democratic citizens into helpless subjects of the state, and this has been one of the central themes of my work as an editor and as a writer.”

Hodge was previously editor of quarterly literary magazine The Oxford American and an editor at Harper’s Magazine. Chideya, who is coming on board as a tech columnist and consulting editor, is a veteran of CNN, NPR and ABC News. Read her debut column here.

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