Holiday parties, magazine fetes and the wind-down of Art Basel brought together luminaries from all corners of the media landscape: artists, editors, business execs and A-list celebrities.
On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, longtime Wenner Media executive John Gruber has resigned, according to sources familiar with the situation. Gruber over the years served in several key roles, including controller and chief financial officer. In 2005, he was named COO, replacing Kent Brownridge, Wenner Media founder Jann Wenner's consigliere.
Jann Wenner didn't look far in picking a new publisher for his baby, Rolling Stone. Chris McLoughlin today was named publisher of the culture and entertainment magazine, from publisher of Wenner Media sibling Men's Journal, a position he's held since February 2012.
Jann Wenner has dismissed the publisher of his flagship Rolling Stone, Matt Mastrangelo. Mastrangelo had been in the position for three years (12 years in all at Wenner Media), and first-quarter ad pages were up 17 percent year over year to 190.
Jann Wenner has picked his son, Gus, 22, to head up Rollingstone.com, overseeing its editorial and business operations.