New Generation for Some Old Magazines

April 4, 2006

These four white males–Roger Hodge, Philip Gourevitch, Franklin Foer, and James Bennet–are starting their tenures as editors of the four of the most serious publications in America’s history–The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and Harper’s, all of which lose money. “Time-consuming to produce, obstinately unscalable in an era of multiple media platforms, often deeply reported, they’re self-consciously pedigreed heirs to a tradition that can seem, at the very least, quaint amid the kicky assertional blur of the Internet,” writes Carl Swanson in New York.

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