Guest editorship in the magazine industry is used to create a buzz - it's often a way to garner attention. In the past, guest editorship has been often reserved for A-list celebrities. In 1997, Gwyneth Paltrow edited Hearst's Marie Claire, and in 1998, Susan Sarandon edited it. Bono guest-edited an edition of Conde Nast's Vanity Fair in 2007. In 2015, Michelle Obama guest edited Meredith's More magazine.
Patrick Witty describes his career as circuitous. The deputy director of photography, digital, at National Geographic, started his career at National Geographic 21 years ago, as a photo intern. Little did he know then he’d travel the world, photograph iconic images, and end up again at National Geographic two decades later.
«I think you’re seeing a move-back to print; a move-back to the appreciation that print is restorative; it’s actually information that you take in. We know that there was a connection between the tactile, taking in of information… so, the touching of print and the absorption of information. And I feel very confident that print will continue to evolve and remain relevant.» - Joanna Coles
The Reuters Institute's Nic Newman on bias, bullshit and lies in the news
In this week's episode Nic Newman, visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, takes us through his and Dr. Richard Fletcher's latest report, entitled 'Bias, Bullshit and Lies: Audience Perspectives on Low Trust in the Media'.
While many potentially disruptive trends are not dominant or even easy to recognise, publishers must be ready to identify and experiment with them, warns Josh Macht, executive vice president and group publisher at the Harvard Business Review in the US.
«Trust today – especially brand trust – is at an all-time low and there are a lot of factors that go into that,» says Erin Lanuti, chief influence strategist at MSL and global lead, Conversation2Commerce.