Roger D. Hodge, A Texas-born editor and veteran of New York media.
He began his journalism career as a freelance writer in 1989. After a lengthy detour through the thickets of academic philosophy, Hodge was hired by Harper’s Magazine as a fact checker in 1996. He joined the magazine’s acclaimed Readings section in 1997 and edited the section from 1999 to 2003. In December 2000 Hodge orchestrated the relaunch of the magazine’s website, Harpers.org, and created the popular “Weekly Review,” a deadpan satire of the twenty-four hour news feed. Hodge was named Deputy Editor of the magazine in November 2004 and became Editor in April 2006. He was a National Magazine Award finalist for Reviews and Criticism in 2006. Mr. Hodge, who was the editor of Harper’s magazine from 2006 to 2010, is become the second editor in the 20-year history of The Oxford American, a feisty southern journal of arts and culture.