Robert Manning, an influential editor of The Atlantic Monthly and a 1946 Nieman Fellow, died of lymphoma at a hospital in Boston on Sept. 28, 2012. He was 92.
Manning was editor in chief of the magazine, now called The Atlantic, from 1966 to 1980, a period during which its circulation grew from 200,000 to 335,000. He also hired or helped further the careers of several major writers, including James Fallows, Elizabeth Drew, Ward Just, James Alan McPherson, L.E. Sissman, Ross Terrill, Tracy Kidder, and Dan Wakefield. Read more »