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Topic: Rolling Stone

BlackBerry Messenger Debuts Slate of Ad Products

Sponsored content emerges

BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week…

Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture

And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

The 2013 Hot List Winners Have Been Announced

Editors' Picks and Readers' Choice winners in print, digital and TV

This was the year Breaking Bad, Candy Crush and BuzzFeed commanded our attention, Cosmo went from the bedroom to the boardroom, and Jimmy Fallon got a big promotion. Also, Rolling…

Rolling Stone Gets Traffic Boost From Boston Bomber Controversy

Payoff's uncertain, though

Boycotts or not, Rolling Stone struck newsstand gold last month with its controversial Boston Bomber issue, which saw sales nearly double versus the previous year. And that buzz seems to…

Wenner Media Names Rolling Stone Publisher

Hires from within

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…

Former Rolling Stone Publisher Headed to Self

Matt Mastrangelo named associate publisher

Nearly two months after being pushed out of Rolling Stone, former publisher Matt Mastrangelo has been scooped up by Condé Nast. Beginning Sept. 3, he’ll join Self as the magazine’s…

Despite Controversy, Rolling Stone 'Boston Bomber' Issue Is a Hit on Newsstands

Boycott doesn't seem to have hurt sales

Rolling Stone's “Boston Bomber” issue got a rash of bad publicity and retailers like CVS and Stop & Stop pulled it from shelves after a “Boycott Rolling Stone” campaign gained steam on…

Advertisers React Negatively to Rolling Stone Cover

Call it 'in poor taste'

If the recent history of controversial magazine covers is any guide, Rolling Stone may get a boost in Web traffic and newsstand sales for its Boston Marathon bomber issue. But the situation…

Stores Boycotting Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover

Magazine defends story

Rolling Stone has never shied away from provocative covers: From a stylized image of Charles Manson to a topless Janet Jackson, the magazine has successfully riled the American public for…

Rolling Stone Publisher Fired

Matt Mastrangelo was there 3 years

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…

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