Jason Donald McManus (born 1934) is an American journalist who served
as Editor-in-Chief of
Time Inc. from 1988 to 1994.
Life and career
McManus, a 1956 graduate of Davidson College, became a Rhodes Scholar
in 1958 after receiving a master's degree in public affairs from
Princeton University. He began working for
Time Inc. in 1957 as a
summer intern with Sports Illustrated. He joined Time magazine in 1959
as a writer in the magazine's World section and later served as the
magazine's first Common Market bureau chief in Paris.
In 1964 he shifted to editing, working in the World and Nation
sections of the magazine, overseeing coverage of the Watergate
scandal. In the late 1970s, both McManus and Ray Cave were assistant
managing editors at Time and began a professional rivalry internally.
The two editors were frequently up for the same positions, with
MacManus reporting to Cave until they switched jobs in 1985.
After working with both men in different capacities, Editor-in-Chief
Henry Anatole Grunwald recommended McManus replace him in the position
he had held since 1979. Retiring at the end of 1994 one year before
his contract expired, McManus was succeeded by Norman Pearlstine.
McManus served on the
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded an
honorary degree from
University of North Carolina, Asheville
University of North Carolina, Asheville in 1991.
^ Jones, Alex S. (April 17, 1987). Time's Chief Editor to Retire at
End of Year. The New York Times
^ Carmody, Deirdre (September 15, 1994). THE MEDIA BUSINESS;
Pearlstine Is Named to Fill Time Inc.'s Top Editing Job. The New York
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