Attention, Paul Begala: Your home state’s magazine, Texas Monthly, has a new editor. In a blog post written by the magazine’s recently promoted president and editor-in-chief, Evan Smith, we’re introduced to Jake Silverstein, the magazine’s new editor, and Brian Sweany, its new Special Projects editor.(This comes via Jim Romenesko.)
As Mr. Smith writes:
Speaking to Media Mob, Mr. Smith said he’ll be "pulling back from a 2,000 to a 20,000-foot satellite view" of the magazine’s day-to-day operations and is transitioning the publication into a multi-platform media outlet.
In his post, Mr. Smith calls Messrs. Silverstein and Sweany "the future of Texas Monthly." The magazine was recently listed as a finalist for celebrity cover of the year by The Magazine Publishers of America for the above Willie Nelson tribute. (Winners will be announced October 6th.)