Jann Wenner

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Writer: Rolling Stone Publisher Offered Me Work for Sex

And more allegations in the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal

(Newser) - In 2005, Rolling Stone co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner invited writer Ben Ryan, then 27, to his office and offered him an assignment for Men's Journal. Later, Ryan tells BuzzFeed, Wenner invited him to his townhouse, made him a drink—and abruptly stuck his tongue in Ryan's mouth.... More »

Rolling Stone Retracts UVa Rape Story After 'Journalistic Failure'

Columbia school of journalism says entire editorial process was flawed

(Newser) - It was a "journalistic failure." Rolling Stone magazine apologized and retracted its discredited article last night about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine took the action after a report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism detailed the flawed editorial process behind... More »

Rolling Stone Orders Audit of UVa Rape Story

Jann Wenner has asked Columbia Journalism School to examine what went wrong

(Newser) - 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... More »

Rolling Stone Gets Into Restaurant Biz

Hollywood lounge plans to outclass Hard Rock; chain possible

(Newser) - Aiming to sidestep the pitfalls that have bedeviled countless other entertainment-industry players, Rolling Stone magazine is opening its own Hollywood restaurant. “We've been looking for the ideal opportunity to expand the Rolling Stone brand," co-founder Jann Wenner tells the Los Angeles Times . And no, it’s not because... More »

Rolling Stone Shrinks to Smaller Format

After 40 years, magazine shifts to a more standard size

(Newser) - Who better to welcome an iconic shift at Rolling Stone than self-proclaimed agent of change Barack Obama? The presidential candidate beams on the smaller, standard-sized cover of the Oct. 30 issue, which features a glossier, thicker look after 41 years of the large format. Last month's final big issue featured... More »

The Incredible Shrinking Rolling Stone

Countercultural icon debuts radical new look in October

(Newser) - Rolling Stone is about to debut its most radical change in the 41-year history of the countercultural icon. The magazine's traditional large format will shrink to a standard 8x11 size in October, and the staples will give way to a glued binding, reports the New York Times. More »

Celeb Kids Raise Indie Bands' Profiles

Sarandon-Robbins, Byrne-Barkin offspring take the stage

(Newser) - The indie music scene abounds with newcomers, but few have the A-list relations the Ellis Unit does. The group includes the 18-year-old son of Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin and Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner's 17-year-old son. Gus Wenner has jammed with Bob Dylan, and his connections have landed his... More »

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