So much for the great magazine divide

‘Sara Cremer, the former editor of such consumer titles as New Woman and Eve,’ writes Ian Burrell in the Independent, ‘has been lured across the great magazine divide to become editorial director of Redwood Publishing.’

‘Great magazine divide?’ What divide?

Redwood was started 25 years ago by former Daily Express editor Christopher Ward and Campaign publisher MIke Potter.  Its editors in the 1980s included Peter Crookston (Nova and the Observer Magazine), Paul Keers (GQ), Tony Hilton (Times Washington correspondent) and Richard Barber (Woman’s Own and TV Times).

These editors and many others bounced between the two sectors – Keers worked on Cosmo, later Redwood,  then newspapers before GQ and then back to Redwood before founding contract publisher Axon with Redwood production director Ellen Brush.

Redwood wasn’t unique in this respect then and the phenomena hasn’t gone away. Cremer is just one example among many.

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