British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of
Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17.
On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper’s Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will work on a feature about Doctor’s Without Border’s, an organization he first was introduced to while serving in the British Army in the late 90s.
The global section of the paper will be the same in all versions of the paper-which is published in over 150 cities in 20 countries around the world-a first for the paper.
“With so much going on in the world right now, I am looking forward to editing a newspaper, raising the profile of subjects close to my heart and hopefully have a little fun along the way,” Blunt said in a statement. “I might even give myself a good review!”
The move is similar to when U2’s Bono guest edited the July 2007 issue
Vanity Fair and music promoter Bob Geldof guest edited an issue of German daily Bild in June of 2007. Metro is published by Metro International, a Swedish media company.