The Search for The Atlantic’s New Editor Continues

There are 6 rumored frontrunners.

The Atlantic

James Bennet, The Atlantic’s former editor, jumped ship to join The New York Times almost three months ago. The magazine’s leadership still has no idea who will replace him.

According to Politico, Atlantic Media owner David Bradley asked people he respects to suggest possible successors. That strategy resulted in a list of 500 names. So uh, maybe not the best idea.

Out of all of those people, the frontrunners are rumored to be The New York Times’ David Brooks, David Sanger and Michael Luo, and The Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt, Ruth Marcus and Carlos Lozada.

An earlier version of this post stated that Bennet left The Atlantic 6 months ago. Bennet left at the end of April.