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From AJR,   October 2001

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Mother Jones re-establishes its presence in the nation's capital by hiring investigative journalist Bill Hogan as its Washington editor.

By Kathryn S. Wenner
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at the Washington Post.     


Mother Jones re-establishes its presence in the nation's capital by hiring investigative journalist Bill Hogan as its Washington editor. The progressive-leaning publication--which won a National Magazine Award for general excellence earlier this year--last had a D.C. bureau in 1997 and '98. Hogan says he'll be writing and scouting "Washington political stories, sometimes but not always with an investigative focus." Hogan, 48, has been a Washington presence all of his career, most recently as editor of Regardie's magazine, which went under in March. He wrote more than a dozen articles for AJR in the 1980s. His last major investigative piece was a 6,000-word story on Tony Coelho, then manager of Al Gore's presidential campaign, who, Hogan revealed to readers of the National Journal, was under criminal investigation for activities stemming from his official role in the 1998 World Exposition in Lisbon, Portugal. Coelho later resigned from the campaign, citing health problems.

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