Co-editor, Air Mail
Taking the ‘glossy’ magazine ethos online for a global audience with high expectations
Alessandra Stanley is editor of Air Mail. Born in Boston and educated at Harvard, she began her journalistic career at Time magazine, and in 1994 she joined the New York Times, initially as a foreign correspondent, serving as bureau chief in Moscow and Rome. She became the paper’s chief television critic in 2003, and produced influential analysis of events from the finale of ‘The Sopranos’ to Russian TV coverage of Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012. Most recently, she joined Graydon Carter to launch Air Mail, a digital-first lifestyle newsletter reporting with “sophistication, authority and wit”. In this in-depth interview, she talks about bringing “poetry” to the newsletter format with illustrations and cartoons, discusses being a television critic during the format’s “golden age”, and describes the thrill of being an editor when an important and high-profile story emerges from your team.
Dr Fiona Godlee
Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal
28th May 2020
The editor of medicine’s most respected journal shares her fears that the COVID-19 pandemic could get worse
Co-editor & Founder, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Twenty-five years at the top of the glossy magazines, from high society to high-impact journalism.
Guardian journalist & author 'The Windrush Betrayal'
14th May 2020
Breaking the Windrush scandal: a tip-off, months of persistence against government evasion… and ultimately the Home Secretary’s resignation
Head of Television, BBC Sport
7th May 2020
Leading the team covering the biggest sporting events in the world – and how to cope when the pandemic shuts them down.
Senior International Correspondent, CNN
30th April 2020
Going undercover in some of the world’s hottest conflict zones, highlighting the plight of the most vulnerable people