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Guest editors

The Independent newspaper has developed a habit of handing control to guest editors recently, with both Bono and Georgio Armani both playing editor for the day. This is an extreme promotional measure for a newspaper, and has been criticised by some. Today, the media section of the paper seeks to place its generosity with its editorship in some sort of context, with a run-down of magazines that have used guest editors for an issue. But the piece really just proves it's a gimmick that suits the magazine format better than a newspaper. Read it here. (thanks Andrew)

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