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4 November 2017

Episode 271

30 minutes

Your favourite independent magazines are compiled through hours of solitary and near-solitary toil by industry fanatics hunched over InDesign, stuck in what can sometimes feel like a state of purgatory. No wonder this (usually) invisible army jumps at the chance to get outside and share ideas with like-minded print fans. This week we report from one of the most anticipated print events of the year: the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference.

4 November 2017

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Chapter 2

Nicholas Blechman

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As the creative director of ‘The New Yorker’, Nicholas Blechman is responsible for ushering one of the world’s most venerable magazines through a constantly shifting media landscape without losing its magic. He tells us how he does it.

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Chapter 3

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Mirko Borsche

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Mirko Borsche is one of the greats of contemporary editorial design, perhaps best known for his work with ‘ZeitMagazin’.

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Chapter 4

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Francesco Franchi

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The managing editor of ‘La Repubblica’ tells us about the newspaper’s relaunch and its culture supplement launched earlier this year.

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