Alessio Perrone

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One of my favourites, from my favourite writer, year 2000. It starts with a punch and ends perfectly with on the same point after painting a lively picture – gives the impression that after all, it really is a difficult decision. The detail that the waitress too is called Zhong, and that Zhong means "bell" in Chinese, is amazing. Finesse

One of my favourites, from my favourite writer, year 2000. It starts with a punch and ends perfectly with on the same point after painting a lively picture – gives the impression that after all, it really is a difficult decision. The detail that the waitress too is called Zhong, and that Zhong means "bell" in Chinese, is amazing. Finesse

Simple, effective, gives you the story in one line and makes you curious. I love the way it connects with the headline and expands just enough to make you read on.

The Only Thing Better than Cheap Chinese Food and Stupidly Cold Beer - Roads & Kingdoms

CENTRE OF BOOK: Crack Magazine – Pull-out poster. A superficial pillar, maybe: but effective with me. I started going back to Crack magazine (freebie) for its poster. I only started reading it later. When you rely on advertising and circulation for your business model, great idea. But could also be useful for paid for magazines: with the digital era's trend to treat print as a more durable, timeless product, it could provide another opportunity to offer something beautiful and durable

Crack Magazine: An independent platform for contemporary culture.

Not only is the intro surprising in a serious magazine about global justice – it also gives a flavour of who the profiled activist's personality. Amongst all the conversations about the war, human rights, death threats and his activism, he really would like to talk about the human side of things.

He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit.

FRONT OF BOOK. Delayed Gratification - Almanac. Chock full of information from the cannot-miss to the outright quirk, DG's Almanac gives readers with a stylish monthly fact sheet framing the month's news, photos and features in an original way: the month's winners, losers, births and deaths, person famous for five minutes and infographics.

Delayed Gratification is the world's first Slow Journalism magazine, a beautiful quarterly publication which is proud to be 'Last to Breaking News'.

CENTRE OF BOOK. New Internationalist – The Unreported Year. The most unusual (though relevant) things happened in the last 12 months, which have been ignored by the media – in images.

New Internationalist – The Unreported Year. The most unusual (though relevant) things happened in the last 12 months, which have been ignored by the media – in images.

END OF BOOK. Il Fotografo - Thematic Exercise. A photography contest by an Italian knowledgable photography magazine (monthly). Every month, readers are given a theme or a task to perform, and the magazine then publishes the best 10-12 submissions, with a brief comment and explanation by the editor. Good example of printeractivity and of value for readers

END OF BOOK. Il Fotografo - Thematic Exercise. A photography contest by an Italian knowledgable photography magazine (monthly). Every month, readers are given a theme or a task to perform, and the magazine then publishes the best 10-12 submissions, with a brief comment and explanation by the editor. Good example of printeractivity and of value for readers

CENTRE OF BOOK. The New Yorker - Financial Page. In one page every 1-2 weeks, the New Yorker's signature long-form reporting leaves room to a financial explainer. James Surowiecki takes an issue perceived as difficult and controversial, and digs in to explain how it works, why it matters and who are the good guys. Chock full of examples, facts, explanations, and very easy to read. Just what readers need to understand finance – not a whole mag, but one concise, informative, well written page

CENTRE OF BOOK. The New Yorker - Financial Page. In one page every 1-2 weeks, the New Yorker's signature long-form reporting leaves room to a financial explainer. James Surowiecki takes an issue perceived as difficult and controversial, and digs in to explain how it works, why it matters and who are the good guys. Chock full of examples, facts, explanations, and very easy to read. Just what readers need to understand finance – not a whole mag, but one concise, informative, well written page

Cover - National Geographic Magazine. Why I like it: The yellow frame surrounding each cover of NatGeo magazine makes it pop to the eye immediately from any rack. Unlike the red one used by Time, it resorts to a colour readers don't often see on covers. Also unlike Time, it is quite a thick frame – about 1/2 inch – making it an important, not marginal, element of the cover

National Geographic stories take you on a journey that’s always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating.

Easily the most entertaining feature I've read thus far – and I don't give a crap about David Beckham or flagship stores

Easily the most entertaining feature I've read thus far – and I don't give a crap about David Beckham or flagship stores

It speaks to anyone in the Western world, where Muslims can become object of suspicion, hatred or contempt because some people associate the religion with terrorism.  But in a 700 people village in Burma, Muslims are victims. It feels similar, more extreme than than Europe, and definitely unreal – the intro lures us in with this.

Concerns grow that Buddhist extremism may flourish unless country’s new democratic leaders counter discrimination against minorities

The mysterious behaviour, which Komura's wife never explains or comments on, sets the scene for an enigmatic, profound short-story.  In journalism, I would name her ("she"), so as to let the reader identified her.

The mysterious behaviour, which Komura's wife never explains or comments on, sets the scene for an enigmatic, profound short-story. In journalism, I would name her ("she"), so as to let the reader identified her.

A masterly example of the quirky fact intro – list a bunch of normal things, then finish the list with an outright strange thing.  Upper Egypt, 400,000 people, the Nile, conservative Muslims ... How the hell did Chinese shops of racy lingerie get there?

A masterly example of the quirky fact intro – list a bunch of normal things, then finish the list with an outright strange thing. Upper Egypt, people, the Nile, conservative Muslims . How the hell did Chinese shops of racy lingerie get there?

The juxtaposition of the two simple, factual sentences creates a stark contrast. What is happening? Just makes you more curious and sucks you in.

Delayed Gratification is the world's first Slow Journalism magazine, a beautiful quarterly publication which is proud to be 'Last to Breaking News'.