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Rolling Stone shrinks, but grows

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Beginning with the Oct. 30 issue, it will no longer be giant-sized. But Jann Wenner claims after shrinking to normal magazine says and adding 16-20 pages an issue, it will actually cost more to print.

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Hopefully we'll get more stories on awesome bands like The Jonas Brothers.
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Some of us remember when RS was a quarterfold on newsprint with one color on the cover.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Do you still have your free roach clip?
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Jann can now fellate Mick Jagger in a smaller format.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Love reading Taibbi.

    Favorite all time story was when Wenner, O'Rourke, some other guy I can't remember and Thompson interviewed Bubba a few months before the '92 election in the back of some restaurant in, IIRC, Little Rock.
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Taibbi is hilarious.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    William Greider.
  9. He's OK. I think he'd have a lot more credibility if he didn't call sitting U.S. Senators "cocksuckers" and "motherfuckers." But that's his schtick, for better or worse.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    True, he does take liberties that way. But his overall storytelling has a good hook. If he doesn't have a story in RS I usually won't read that edition.
  11. Some of their long-form reporting can be killer, though. The China surveillance story a couple months ago should win a national magazine award. On par with Evan Wright's "Generation Kill" stuff in terms of the best work they've done the last few years.
  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

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