Many folks are aware that Chris Lewis, editor of CWT, recently resigned from the magazine. I just spoke to Mr. Dana Shoaf, who is presently the editor of their sister publication America’s Civil War – Dana has just been named the new editor of CWT. This bodes VERY well for CWT… Dana is highly qualified and has many ideas to propose for the magazine. We may soon see larger map spreads, footnoted feature articles, etc., all facets that today’s readership will very much enjoy.
CWT is the grandaddy of Civil War publications, and I’m very excited that Dana is now at the helm. Look for great changes and advancements to come. As a recently-named Contributing Writer, I really look forward to working even more closely with Dana and the magazine, and being a little part of those advancements.
The Weider Group’s aquisition of these and other historical magazines (formerly owned by Primedia) bodes very well for the directions these publications will be taking, and they now have the resources and talent to give their readership, and the historic genre as a whole, an enormous amount of information and scholarship. Watch for great things to come.
My heartiest congratulations to Dana and to CWT!