MoJo Announces New CEO and Publisher

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As some of you know, last November, after 19 years of unflinching commitment to fiercely independent investigative journalism, Jay Harris stepped down as the publisher of Mother Jones. Following a short transition period, earlier this month the Mother Jones board of directors named Madeleine Buckingham chief executive officer, and Steve Katz Mother Jones’ new publisher.

See the recent press release for more information. And feel free to offer your congrats/wishes/etc. in the comments!

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