New Statesman US editor leaves title

It has been all change at The New Statesman since the arrival of new editor Jason Cowley, with US editor Andrew Stephen the latest in a line of regular contributors to part ways with the weekly magazine, reports Media Guardian.

Cowley joined the title from Granta in September, and Stephen blames the arrival of the new editor for his departure.

He told Media Guardian: “I discussed by resignation first with Mike Danson and Geoffrey Robinson [co-owners] as they were very positive about my presence. I left because I did not feel completely in tune with the new editor [Jason Cowley], but I did so reluctantly.”

Washington Post journalist Alex McGillis has replaced Stephen in Washington, and has already started contributing articles.

Regular columns by Darcus Howe Julian Clary and Ziauddin Sardar have been cut, although all three are said to be continuing to contribute to the title.

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