Sunday, May 18, 2008
The New Statesman Gets a New Editor
Atticus in the Sunday Times brings the news that the New Statesman has a new editor - and it's not Steve Richards. The man with the poisoned chalice is the NS's former Literary Editor, Jason Cowley, who until recently edited The Observer Sport Monthly and now edits the very worthy literary magazine Granta. For those of us who think the NS contains quite enough 'kultscher' already, and not enough politics, it will be interesting to see what approach he takes in revamping the magazine. As far as I know, it's the first time a NS editor will not have come from a background in political journalism, but do correct me if I'm wrong.