So apparently, there is a Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame which recognizes the “career-long achievement and excellence of a select group of magazine editors.” It’s also a valid excuse for long, alcohol-filled parties at exclusive venues where guests eat rubbery chicken and drink lots of ice-cold vodka. Which, naturally, is why we whole-heartedly support it (the ice-cold vodka, that is). Anyway, the newest member of the Hall of Fame is Tina Brown:
“Tina Brown has been a reigning force in popular culture ever since she became a journalist in 1973,” Marlene Kahan, executive director of ASME, said in announcing the award. “By the time she crossed the pond to the U.S. in the early ’80s, she was well on her way to becoming one of the most visible and talked-about editors in the county,” Kahan said.
As mentioned above, the Hall of Fame is sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. This year’s award luncheon will take place on January 30th at Gotham Hall; also being honored at the ceremony, Hachette Filipacchi Media CEO Jack Kliger.