Richard Stolley is the senior editorial advisor for Time Inc. His career in journalism has spanned decades and earned him numerous honors, including the Henry Johnson Fisher Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1997. Medill Hall of Achievement, 1997.
Starting as the sports editor of the “Pekin Daily Times” while still in high school, Stolley also wrote for a New York daily during summer vacations in college. After a brief stint at the “Chicago Sun-Times”, he began reporting for “Life” magazine in 1953. He shifted to editing duties in 1970, and was the editor for Life’s final issue as a weekly in 1972.
In 1973, Stolley became the first managing editor of “People” magazine. In 1982, he became managing editor of the monthly Life, which then won two National Magazine Awards. He became Time Inc. editorial director in 1989, its second-highest editorial management position. Since retiring from that spot in 1993, he has been senior editorial advisor.
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