Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, and author. She has been editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen for her services to journalism in 2000, and inducted into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2008, Brown launched and edited the digital news site The Daily Beast, which won the news website of the year award in 2012 and 2013. For a decade she organised and hosted Women in the World, with summits in New York, London and Delhi, and smaller salons throughout North America.
Brown’s book The Vanity Fair Diaries was chosen as one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, The Guardian, and The Economist. She wrote the 2007 best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. Her follow-up, The Palace Papers, was named one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of 2022, and one of The Times of London’s 37 best books of 2022.
Thank you to those of you who submitted questions for Tina. There were lots to choose from, but here are the questions she answered:
quiet_mode: Why did you choose to be a journalist of all disciplines and careers to be chosen? Was there a particular reason that attracted you to it?
quiet_swan: In 2008, you launched The Daily Beast, which won numerous awards and was seen as a pioneer in digital journalism. What inspired you to start this venture, and what do you think were the keys to its success?
grateful_apricot: What were the biggest hurdles you faced and how did you overcome them? Additionally, how did you tackle the sexism and discrimination that prevailed in the media industry?
accurate_ atom: What routine do you have that helps you keep to a schedule for your work?
crafty_insect: You work as an author, an editor and finally a journalist. Now which of these jobs is the most interesting, the most difficult and the most daring and why?
Well done to quiet_mode from Elite Scholars Academy, quiet_swan from Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School grateful_apricot from Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss A, accurate_atom from Cheam Fields Primary Academy and crafty_insect from New Khan-Younis Prep. Girls School A who have each been awarded 3 stars for their questions!
Over to you!
- Have you been inspired by Tina?
- Have you learned anything new from Tina?
- What’s your response to Tina’s answers? Or would you like to reply to her?
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