The stuff of change at the New Yorker

October 13, 1992|By San Francisco Chronicle

How was the changing of the guard at The New Yorker? Not "entirely smooth," writes Jim Windolf in the New York Observer. A list of notes and grievances:

One of the first things to go when the new regime swept in was a note pinned to the bulletin board outside new editor Tina Brown's office, a memo to the staff written by former editor William Shawn when he departed.

"We have done our work with honesty and love," said the memo. "The New Yorker, as a reader once said, has been the gentlest of magazines."

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