The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2012
Ms. Coles’s Everywoman image has a special resonance in an industry that has grown weary of divas. The era of the superstar editor, ushered in by Tina Brown in the ’80s, during her tenure at Vanity Fair, is on the wane, said Samir A. Husni, a magazine consultant and professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. “That period ended with the start of the social media, when anybody who could put 140 characters together thought of themselves as a journalist,” he said, adding, that in the future, the brand, not its editor, will captivate readers and advertisers.
“The editor as a mini-god, someone nobody dares to enter the elevator with,” he said, “her day is long gone.”