New Yorker Magazine Names New Editor. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jul. 14--The New Yorker has a new editor, and a new disposition, most likely. At a morning meeting yesterday, the magazine announced that staff writer David Remnick would replace Tina Brown, who resigned last week.
Mr. Remnick is a writer's writer, breathlessly described over the years as lucid, insightful, fair and wondrous. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and had a solid decade of experience as a newsman with The Washington Post before joining the New Yorker staff in 1992.
But he has never been an editor or a manager. It should prove an interesting mix in the rarefied air of the 73-year-old magazine.
Mr. Remnick, only the magazine's fifth editor, yesterday called the New Yorker a "great invention -- a weekly that combines wit, beauty, journalism and intellectual seriousness. …
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