Editor’s Letter: British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman visits the Condé Nast College

Editor’s Letter: British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman visits the Condé Nast College

“I am a journalist first and foremost and journalists are always drawn to the new,” said British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman when asked by the Condé Nast College students how she kept a youthful edge to the magazine. She also professed to be optimistic about the survival of long form journalism revealing that she had just read two excellent long pieces about David Bowie on Facebook in the minicab en route to the College.” The students were all intrigued by the presence of two documentary filmmakers recording proceedings and, when asked about what it felt like to be the subject of such intense scrutiny, she revealed that “the whole team are finding it somewhat daunting. That said,” she added, “if ever there was a time to make a film about Vogue then it’s now during our Centenary year.” With the student audience in mind, many of who dream of working at Vogue, Shulman revealed what she generally looks for and admires in junior recruits to the magazine : Energy, enthusiasm and people who are willing to do anything and everything.” Many a note was taken. 

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