July 16, 2015

Mashable announced Thursday morning it has hired NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers to be its first politics editor.

Here’s the announcement, from Mashable Executive Editor Jim Roberts:

Mashable, which is known for its news and tech coverage, has branched out, both in scope and size, in recent months. It has expanded internationally to India and the U.K. and hired journalists to tackle new subjects, such as fashion and space.

Before covering Congress at NPR, Summers was on the education beat there, according to her LinkedIn bio. She has also contributed to DCist and has guest-hosted Washington Journal on CSPAN. Before joining NPR, Summers worked at Politico for four years, covering politics and the defense industry, according to Politico.

In an announcement, Mashable said its politics coverage would be presented in a “fresh, unexpected way” and stripped of insider-y jargon. Its stories will be focused on topics such as race, gender equality, Internet freedom and privacy, packaged in a “serious but not alienating” way.

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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