Spectator's 139th publisher looks back on his experiences leading Spec's business & innovations team—all while completing his pre-med requirements!
“I can say with absolute certainty that I love Spectator, warts and all. But what this kind of love requires is the willingness to have high expectations.”
For the father of Spectator’s copy section, parenthood is composed of equal parts acceptance and Oxford commas.
“Letting go was the hardest and the last lesson I learned from Spectator.”
“I thought they [senior columns] were self-indulgent, myopic, navel-gazing pieces of fluff that had no place in the newspaper proper.”
“... I had intended to move from section to section, and instead, I devoted three years of blood, sweat and (sometimes angry) tears to Arts and Entertainment.”
“A few weeks ago, I was formally initiated into the wild world of media: The company I had been interning at for almost a year laid off more than a handful of talented journalists.”
Spectator’s former design editor mourns, and comes to accept, the death of the daily print.