As the magazine works to repair its journalistic reputation, its founder, Jann Wenner, is gradually handing the reins to his son.
“Two people who work at Rolling Stone parent company Wenner Media said that Peter Travers had been asked to move from a staff position to a contractor by company founder and chief Jann Wenner. Travers, a 26-year-veteran of the magazine, bristled at the suggestion and threatened to leave the publication entirely.”
Good morning. Amid magazine’s turmoil, a rocker’s kind words Among those "in the house" Thursday night for U2's knockout concert at Madison Square Garden in New York was Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone founder and boss. It must have been...Show More Summary
A tumultuous 24 hours at Wenner Media began with Wednesday with the resignation of longtime Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana; the filing of defamation lawsuits in New York federal district court by three University of Virginia...Show More Summary
Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. ‘The Rolling Stone article attacked my life’s work’ Nicole Eramo, an associate dean of students at the University of Virginia, put Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner on blast for the magazine's...Show More Summary
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...