James Brown (editor)
In 1986 following work on his fanzine Attack on Bzag James Brown was hired as freelance features writer for Sounds; from there he soon joined the NME. In 1991 Brown became manager of Fabulous. On leaving NME he wrote features for Sunday Times magazine and then launched Loaded which became an early example of the modern "lad mag" format.
In 1997 Brown left Loaded for the British edition of GQ, and for a while lifted its fortunes. He launched the Man of the Year Awards and hired a young chef from the River Cafe to write the food column, this was pre-Naked Chef Jamie Oliver. Brown created the magazine Jack in August 2002  IFG was sold to Dennis Publishing for £8m in 2003.
Since selling IFG, Brown has worked across the media. In Television he appeared with Gok Wan in Miss Naked Beauty and a participant in Channel 4's Extreme Detox. he also helped create Flipside and co-produced over 50 episodes before the show was bought for Channel 4 and then Paramount. He presented and co-produced 'I Predict A Riot' for Bravo, a ten-part investigation into the history of civil disorder. He has also appeared regularly as a pundit on the BBC's art shows Newsnight Review and The Culture Show. In 2010 he oversaw the relaunch of the Sky Sports Magazine, a major-circulation sports title.
In May 2010, Brown launched a new website called Sabotage Times to focus on music, football,fashion, travel, TV and film.
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- Biography - 24 August, 2007 Guardian article
- 17 July, 2007 GrowthBusiness article
- 18 August, 2006 Independent article