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Magazine editor to speak in Aspen

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, is the featured guest for the July 27 edition of the McCloskey Speaker Series at Paepcke Auditorium.

Tickets for the event, put on by the Aspen Institute, are $15 and go on sale Friday through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House, visiting http://www.aspenshowtix.com or calling 970-920-5770.

Brown is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author of “The Diana Chronicles,” a biography of Diana, princess of Wales.

Born a British citizen, Brown took U.S. citizenship in 2005 after emigrating in 1984 to edit Vanity Fair. Having been editor-in-chief of Tatler magazine when she was 25, she rose to prominence in the U.S. media industry as the editor of Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992 and editor of The New Yorker from 1992 to 1998. In 2000, Brown was appointed a commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to overseas journalism and in 2007 was inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.

As an editor, she also has been honored with four George Polk Awards, five Overseas Press Club Awards and 10 National Magazine Awards. In October 2008, she partnered with Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, to found and edit The Daily Beast. In November 2010, The Daily Beast announced that it would merge with Newsweek in a joint venture to form The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Brown serves as editor-in-chief of both publications.

Other topics to be featured in the McCloskey Speaker Series include:

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