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Loma-Ann Marks

Journalist, Founder and Editor of Culture Compass

Loma-Ann Marks was a theatre reviewer, feature writer on a national newspaper, lifestyle editor of a popular weekend supplement and is the founder and editor of online arts and culture magazine http://www.culturecompass.co.uk She has explored consumer trends, popular culture and the high arts at every level.

After working at Express Newspapers she set up Culture Compass following a vision she’d had for a number of years to create a publication that presented the high arts democratically whilst including the best of popular culture ( The X Factor crops up rather frequently! )

Loma was invited to become a Fellow of the RSA; made it to the Top 50 in the Media for the Courvoisier Future 500 2009 and was a finalist for Editor of the Year in the inaugral Digital Magazine Awards.

No Judgement

Being judges (without a jury, mind) is becoming ingrained into our culture. We're constantly told that our opinion counts, we're encouraged to comment, to vote, to Tweet, to share 'what's on your mind.'
02/12/2011 13:02 GMT

Is Culture the New Class?

Time was when everyone knew their place, and being cultured usually involved having a cut- glass accent and a daddy with deep pockets. You were either a toff, in which case you knew about art history and the classics, or common, where your world wasn't so much a stage, but more of a Shakespearean tragedy.
11/11/2011 22:59 GMT