Magazine article Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management

Changes Underway at U.S. News

Magazine article Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management

Changes Underway at U.S. News

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Washington, D.C.--Editor Marvin Stone has resigned and publisher William Dunn is switching from vice president and publisher to the less time-consuming job of senior vice president. But both U.S. News & World Report executives say their moves are based on personal motives that have nothing to do with the acquisition of the newsweekly last fall by Mort Zuckerman, who also owns The Atlantic.

Zuckerman hadn't, at FOLIO:'s deadline time, named successors to the two posts. Rumors were circulating that Ed Kosner, editor of New York, was being considered for the editor's slot at U.S. News, but Kosner had been quoted as saying he is under contract to New York and pleased with that job.

Both Stone's and Dunn's job changes are expected to become effective sometime this spring.

In announcing his resignation, Stone, 61, said that, after 25 years at the magazine and 40 years in journalism, he believed "it was time" he had a change. Rumor had it that the Reagan Administration will be offering Stone a job at the United States Information Agency.

Stone, who has served as editor since 1976, added: "Everything I have had to do with Mr. Zuckerman since his acquisition has reinforced my conviction that the editorial integrity and direction of the magazine will continue on the path it has held for the last half century."

Dunn said his job change within the company will allow him to spend about half his time away from the business. …

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