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11 November 2017

Episode 272

30 minutes

The editors of legacy newspapers’ arts sections can be a gloomy bunch: on top of their sensitive dispositions, sadly they’re often the first casualties when management wields the axe. This week: a conversation with an arts-desk chief who’s a heartening exception to that rule. Plus: a magazine proving the midwest is more than flyover country and Edward Enninful’s ‘Vogue’ hits newsstands.

11 November 2017

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Matthew Anderson

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The arts sections of the world’s newspapers aren’t what they used to be. Luckily ‘The New York Times’ is a bastion when it comes to investing in culture reporting, as its European Culture editor tells us.

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‘The New Territory’

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This quarterly publication, billed as ‘the magazine of the lower midwest’, sets out to reflect the region’s diversity in its reporting. A single issue carries stories ranging from the consequences of an Asian carp invasion in Arkansas to the impact of new liquor laws in Oklahoma.

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Edward Enninful

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Enninful was confirmed as the new editor of British ‘Vogue’ back in April; the fashion industry began to speculate immediately. What changes would the magazine’s first black editor bring to the title? This week we found out: the first issue under his command hit newsstands on Thursday, with British mixed-race model Adwoa Aboah on the cover.

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