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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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/business/media/11mag.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin
     
  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 Active 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 Active 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

    Fixed.
     
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