Press: Sea Change

New helmsman at the Atlantic

When Boston Real Estate Magnate Mortimer Zuckerman bought the Atlantic Monthly last March, a longtime local journalist sitting at the Ritz-Carlton bar near the magazine's offices said balefully of Robert Manning, the Atlantic's editor in chief since 1966: "I give him six weeks." It turned out to be six months, but word did finally come last week that Manning had been replaced. The Atlantic's new helmsman is William Whitworth, 43, a highly respected associate editor at The New Yorker, and one of several potential successors to that magazine's...

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