The morning after The Daily Show host Jon Stewart schooled Rolling Stone‘s publisher Jann Wenner, in re how “journalism” works, in the wake of a damning report about the magazine’s botched UVA rape report, HBO released more footage from...Show More Summary
After Rolling Stone publisher Wenner decided no one would lose their job at the publication in the wake of a new report on its thoroughly discredited UVA rape report, Stewart explained to Wenner that the report is, in fact, not punishment...Show More Summary
Don’t let the fact that nobody will resign or lose their jobs because of the disastrously botched UVA story make you think that you can get away with just anything: In the end, no one involved in the story’s production will be fired, and amazingly, Sabrina Rubin Erdely—who knowingly dodged a series of basic journalistic […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Through decades of digging into the private lives of rock stars and providing a forum for colorful writers like Hunter S. Thompson and P.J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner has never been afraid to push boundaries.
The question on the lips of several reporters during Columbia Journalism School’s presser today: Should heads have rolled at Rolling Stone for the oversights that produced “A Rape on Campus?” The authors of the report deferred to the...Show More Summary
J-School investigators reject Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner’s contention that their source was to blame for the failure of its rape story. The fault lay with author and editors.
The scathing critique of Rolling Stone's campus rape story is out, the story retracted, legal action pending, and... no heads are rolling? A look around the landscape shows near-universal shock at Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner's decision to not fire reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely and various editors and fact-checkers associated...
Werner's fired Rolling Stone staffers for committing egregious acts that shook the public's trust in the magazine as an institution, such as That Time Wenner Fired a Rock Critic for Criticizing a Hootie and the Blowfish Album
The writing on the wall was clear for months. Jann Wenner and his PR consiglieres had ample time to plan for the inevitable smackdown of his marquee publication's journalistic practices (or lack thereof) around the UVa rape investigative story. To his credit, the Rolling Stone publisher retained an independent and credible body to [...]
Or, as CNN Money put it: “Really?” Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment about his decision. But according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking, Wenner concluded that the publication of Columbia’s report was essentially punishment enough… What some might call ineptitude on the part of Rolling [...]
Rolling Stone has officially retracted Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s story about campus rape following a fair but brutal Columbia Journalism Review report. Jann Wenner’s comments are not terribly reassuring: In an interview discussing Columbia’s findings, Jann S. Show More Summary
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner commented on the discredited piece his magazine formally retracted last night, following a review from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism finding widespread and systemic disregard of implement basic journalistic principles. Show More Summary
Rolling Stone will publish the Columbia University’s report on the magazine’s botched UVA rape story—A Rape on Campus—at 8 pm. What publisher Jann Wenner will not do is fire any editors or factcheckers who worked not the piece. CNN Money...Show More Summary
Photo by Ron Wolfson/Landov Growing up a music-loving child before the digital age could be tricky. There were no aggregators, big-time curation was handled by the likes of Jann Wenner, and actually going through boxes of albums took as much time as a record store clerk was willing to give you. Show More Summary
In the summer of 1968, Pete Townshend gave a lengthy interview to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone about the future direction of The Who, Townshend's rock band. "We've been talking about doing an opera," he said. "We've been talking about doing, like, albums, we've been talking about a whole lot of...
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is ordering an independent audit to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Sabrina Rubin Erdely's University of Virginia rape story, and the Columbia Journalism School will do the honors, the Washington Post reports. The investigative team, headed by deans Steve Coll and...
Finally, a mere 33 days after the most-poorly vetted and reckless story of the year became a celebrated cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher--Jann Wenner--finally got around to addressing the myriad of holes in it.
"... Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s editor and publisher, said that the review would be led by Steve Coll, the journalism school’s dean, and Sheila Coronel, the dean of academic affairs.... The report will be published unedited and in its entirety on Rolling Stone’s website, and excerpts will appear in the magazine."Good... Show More Summary
At the Washington Post, Erik Wemple reports that Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is seeking the aid of Columbia Journalism School to do an independent audit of their botched story about rape at the University of Virginia: Rolling Stone Farms Out Review of U-Va. Rape Story to Columbia Journalism School. ...
Rolling Stone has initiated an external review of its embattled piece about sexual assault on the campus of the University of Virginia, the most significant step taken since questions about the story emerged Jann Wenner, editor and publisher...Show More Summary