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Interviews with editors, writers, bloggers and others at the top of the magazine industry

John Summerton

Interview: Sidetracked Magazine founder John Summerton

The adventurer and founder of the online and print travel magazine Sidetracked, details to Marie Audemard his editorial strategy and memories.   After a career as...

Interview: ‘My niche was being gay, that’s what I was good at’ – Carrie Lyell, editor-in-chief at DIVA

Starting as an editorial assistant in 2013, Carrie Lyell has quickly risen through the ranks at DIVA magazine becoming editor-in-chief in 2017. Here she...
Tom Johnson smiling.

Interview: Tom Johnson, Founder and Editor of Gold Flake Paint on pouring his heart and sincerity into music journalism

Tom Johnson, Founder & Editor of award-winning Gold Flake Paint, tells Dan Fauzi how he’s quietly breaking the mould of music journalism at 35...

Interview: ‘To be on this brand is an absolute privilege’ – Gaby Huddart, boss of Good Housekeeping magazine

  For the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping the day job is defined by balancing the demands of business imperative and reader expectation with the weighty...
Becky Burgum October 2020

Interview: “As a writer I get to lift people’s voices” – Becky Burgum, features assistant at ELLE

Becky Burgum is only 26 and she has already achieved so much. She is the features assistant at ELLE, founder of Galchester and one of...

Interview: James Temperton, digital editor at WIRED UK, on pressure of telling impactful stories

There aren't many publications that had the privilege of Steve Jobs himself calling to buy an ad on the back cover; that have enough...

Interview: “Magazines are like fantasy and escapism, and I loved that” – Claudia Canavan, digital health and beauty editor...

Claudia Canavan, 30, speaks to Chrystal Jones about how magazines were her coping mechanism growing up, the inspirational power of a WhatsApp group, and...

Interview: Chris Longridge, associate editor at Digital Spy on breaking into digital journalism

Chris Longridge, 47, is the associate editor at Digital Spy. He talks to Dominic Challis about his experience getting into the world of digital...

From print to digital: Matt Alagiah on swapping Monocle for It’s Nice That

After graduating from the University of Oxford with a BA in English and German, Matt Alagiah, 29, started his career as associate editor of...
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Satire, style and niche journalism: Gustav Temple, editor of The Chap

It has been more than two decades since Gustav Temple began publishing The Chap, a satirical fashion and lifestyle magazine designed for the modern...