The cover to the September issue of Wired shows an arresting image of Edward Snowden, billed in the magazine as “the most wanted man in the world,” clutching the American flag. Snowden is both reviled and applauded in the United States for revealing details of classified US government surveillance programs. The exclusive interview with Snowden was spearheaded by SCOTT DADICH, Editor-in-Chief at Wired.
In his editor’s essay, Dadich says that it took nearly a year of work and many months of negotiation to win Snowden’s cooperation. When the meetings were finally agreed to, Dadich, travelling to Moscow with photographer Platon, writer James Bamford, and Wired director of photography Patrick Witty. They worked in total secrecy, without mobile phones or other means of being tracked. “I’ve led a lot of cover shoots in my 20 years in magazines…, wrote Dadich of the experience, “But I’d never felt pressure like this.” Read Bamford’s article and view Platon’s photos online at Wired (here) or pick up a copy of the issue at the local newsstand.
Scott Dadich is a 1999 alumnus of the Communication Design program. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Wired since November 2012. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Editorial Platforms & Design for Condé Nast, the parent company of Wired. Dadich’s work has been recognized with eight National Magazine Awards, including three General Excellence Ellies (Texas Monthly, 2003; Wired, 2007 & 2009). He is the only creative director ever to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Scott was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003.