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

From freemium to feminism – Lisa Smosarski, Stylist’s editor-in-chief

Lisa Smosarski launched Stylist in 2009 and has been at the helm ever since. She talks to Lucy Robinson about the importance of championing...
Bill Prince - Ex Deputy-Editor of GQ

The Prince abdicates: Bill Prince, GQ deputy editor, talks Nazis, Bowie and British publishing

After serving 23 years at the helm of one of Britain’s largest men’s magazines, Bill Prince steps down. He speaks to Toby Louch about...
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...