There’s been a lot of hype over the redesigned New York Times Magazine, not least because the magazine’s new chief, Hugo Lindgren, decided to include an editor’s credit at the end of each feature article, along with the editor’s e-mail address.
“There’s a symbolic aspect to it,” Lindgren told Adweek’s Lucia Moses earlier this week. “We want to show readers—we like to hear from them, we want to get feedback—that we’re not inaccessible.”
In the interest of accessing this newly accessible Times Magazine, Adweek reached out to three of its editors using the e-mail addresses provided for them. Only one of them replied personally. Then there was the editor of this Sunday’s cover story, Ilena Silverman, whose e-mail address is i.silverman-MagGroup@nytimes.com. Within a minute of contacting Silverman, Adweek received the following response:
Thank you for your email. While I appreciate your writing, unfortunately, I won’t be able to respond to every message. If you are trying to send a letter to the editor, please e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ilena B. Silverman