Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Media Watch: NYT Magazine Hires Ex-Employee Lindgren

by Anne Thompson
October 1, 2010 10:53 AM
0 Comments
  • |
Thompson on Hollywood

Hugo Lindgren is an old cohort of former NYT Magazine editor Adam Moss--and followed him to New York Magazine before moving on to become executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.

Lindgren has won the job of editor of the NYT Mag partly, the NYT explains, because he used to be there:

We talked to a lot of great candidates, inside and outside of The Times, but Hugo stood out for his creativity, his charisma, and his experience helping to refresh two major magazines. Because he knows The Times Magazine from his earlier work there, he’ll be able to hit the ground running — on Oct. 25.

Although I have worked with Lindgren, who is indeed a charismatic and talented guy, the danger here is that familiarity breeds contempt. In other words, this does not sound like: 'Hey we have a great brand new guy who is going to knock off the roof with his great soaring ideas.' This is more like 'don't rock the boat, baby.'

A guy I know in NY publishing circles says that print jobs these days go to older established talent, while the new exciting stuff is happening online. I couldn't agree more. (Check out indieWIRE's redesign, btw.)

  • |

More: Media

0 Comments

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Sony Counters Bad Press with 'Spider-Man' ...
  • PBS Preview: Six New 'Makers' Documentaries ...
  • Toronto Film Festival Global Summit ...
  • Distribution Maestro Jeff Blake Exits ...
  • Trailers From Hell Loves 'All That ...
  • FIRST LOOK: Toronto Best Actress Candidate ...
  • Which World Premieres Did Venice La ...
  • Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Will ...
  • Get Tied Down With First Trailer for ...
  • Not Into 'Hercules'? Here Are 6 Alternatives ...