Since 2006 I’ve been contributing to the journal of the Young Fabians -Anticipations – not just in terms of its written output, but also in terms of its look and feel, and the shape of its content – first, as an editorial assistant to former executive member Emma Carr, and since 2007 as Editor.
Last autumn, I decided that two years as Editor was more than enough for one individual, and that Anticipations would benefit from a change in approach that would come with new personnel. In November, James Green was appointed the new Editor following the Young Fabian Executive ballot.
I’ve been working closely with James on his first issue since then, guiding him through the pain and pleasure of working with publishing and photo editing software so that he, and the entire Executive, can bring you the first issue of this Executive year by the beginning of February.
This morning we received a draft pdf of that issue, on the topic of new media and politics, and it is looking fantastic.
My attention has now turned to how we can maximise new media to increase the offering of the Young Fabians to its members, and to the debates we need as we head into a new Parliamentary cycle. If you have any ideas yourself, then please let me know.