Radhika Jones: Vanity Fair’s bright, bookish new editor with big shoes to fill

The surprise choice for editor has a PhD from Columbia – but can she follow Graydon Carter and steer the magazine through a difficult digital transition?

When news broke last Saturday that Radhika Jones had been appointed editor of one of the world’s pre-eminent magazines, Vanity Fair, the sound of alarmed chatter could be heard above the clinking of glasses in New York cocktail bars, Washington salons and LA dinner parties. The tenor of the conversation could be summed up in two words: Radhika who?

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