Anthony Thornton (writer)

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Anthony Thornton is the IPC Media Southbank Digital Director.[1] From 1998-2003 he successfully edited NME.COM,[2] it became Europe's most visited music news website under his editorship. During this time he twice won the Online Editor Of The Year at the British Society Of Magazine Editors Awards.[3] and once by the Periodical Publishers Association.

He has also worked as a music journalist and author. He is known for his book The Libertines: Bound Together.[4]

He was born in Cardiff in 1971 and in his career in journalism has worked for The Birmingham Post, dotmusic, The Independent The Times and Q magazine.

In early 2006, Anthony's first book 'The Libertines: Bound Together' was a Sunday Times Top Ten best-seller.

In October 2006, Anthony was appointed Editor-in-Chief of IPC Media's successful Ignite Digital.[5]

In September 2011, Anthony was appointed to his current role.


  1. ^ "Anthony Thornton appointed IPC Southbank Digital Director". UKAOP. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ (2008)
  3. ^ (2008) Archived August 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Anthony Thornton (Author), Roger Sargent (Photographer): "The Libertines: Bound Together", Little, Brown Book Group (23 Feb 2006) ISBN 978-0-316-73234-5
  5. ^ "ANTHONY THORNTON APPOINTED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, IPC IGNITE! DIGITAL - Press Releases - IPC Media - The UK's leading consumer magazine publisher". Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 


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