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
From HuffPost media reporter Michael Calderone: Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann Wenner says he's asked Columbia Journalism School to conduct "an independent review... of the editorial process that led to the publication" of their controversial story on an alleged gang-rape at the University of Virginia. Show More Summary
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner released this statement today regarding Sabrina Rubin Erdely's now-discredited story about an alleged gang rape at UVa: "We have asked the Columbia Journalism School to conduct an independent review of the editorial process that led to the publication of this story." Read more...
The founder says it's not true that top editors have resigned after questions were raised regarding the veracity of a story about rape on a college campus. read more
According to a new report from the New York Observer, Sean Woods, the Rolling Stone deputy managing editor who worked with writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely on the now-disputed University of Virginia campus rape feature, offered to resign in the wake of the controversy. But publisher Jann Wenner would not let him.
As Jann Wenner and Bono mash the gas pedal towards the cliff of irrelevance. In other words, how can “Rolling Stone” be so tone-deaf? This single-handedly reveals the inanity of the shenanigans behind the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,”...Show More Summary
In June 1968, a Rolling Stone cover story written by magazine founder Jann Wenner ran with the headline “Dylan’s Basement Tape Should Be Released.” The songs in question were a baker’s dozen of rough cuts recorded in Bob Dylan’s upstate...Show More Summary
Jann Wenner — founder of Wenner Media — likes what he sees in his son, Gus Wenner. One year after Gus was named rollingstone.com’s editor, he has been promoted once again — this time to head of digital. The younger Wenner will now oversee...Show More Summary
Joe Hagan, a contributing editor for New York magazine, will have access to the Rolling Stone publisher’s archives to research and write the book.
Jann Wenner, the founder and publisher of Rolling Stone, and an influential figure in the history of rock and roll, will soon have his own tale told. Joe Hagan, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone... To view the full story, click the title link.
The most recent Rolling Stone item by Matt Taibbi is headlined “Vampire Squid Strikes Again.” That colorful expression is also sticking to the talented investigative reporter tonight as news breaks that he is leaving the Jann WennerShow More Summary
Can someone give Jann Wenner a well-being check because we're not exactly sure how he let his guard down long enough to allow KISS to be inducted into his mausoleum to the spirit of Woodstock aka the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [ more › ]
If, for some reason, you've been feeling bad for Miley Cyrus ever since she and Liam Hemsworth broke up... well, you can stop now. Turns out she's been dating Theo Wenner, son of Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner, since the summer, a source tells the Huffington Post. They met like...
Miley Cyrus recently confirmed her split from fiance Liam Hemsworth and is now reportedly dating photographer Theo Wenner, son of Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner, who took her nude pics that appeared in the October issue of the magazine.
New couple alert? Miley Cyrus is dating Theo Wenner, if gossipy gossips are to be believed. Wenner is a photographer and an ex of Liv Tyler. And, oh yeah, his dad is the editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone and Theo shot Miley’s recent cover feature for the magazine. Damn, this girl gets all the hot guys. It [...]