OLD Media Moves

Praise for The Economist

March 6, 2006

A Boston Globe editorial praises some old-line magazines, including The Economist and the Atlantic.

The EconomistIn regards to the British business-related magazine, the editorial stated, “With a wry, sometimes snide eye on the entire world, The Economist can seem like a bastion of the aging elite. But its appeal is evident in its circulation of more than 1 million readers, over half a million of whom live in the United States. The average reader age is 38. Last month, editor-in-chief Bill Emmott stepped down after 13 years in the job and 26 at the magazine. The next editor has yet to be chosen. But last week on WBUR’s ‘On Point,’ Emmott said he expects his successor to be ‘an internal appointment,’ someone who will keep the magazine on course.

“Although some bloggers see the demise of the ‘legacy media,’ the dinosaur family of print journalism and network news, these three magazines are lively, triumphant old-timers. The Economist was founded in 1843, the Atlantic in 1857, and the New Republic in 1914.”

Read the editorial here.

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