American Scholar (Autumn 1967)

Like a Rolling Stone

"For the reality of what's happening today in America, we must go to rock & roll, to popular music."

Washington Post (April 23, 1969)

Rolling Stone Gathers Youth

"'Rolling Stone is on the line between so many dichotomies,' said Wenner. 'We're between underground versus above-ground press, between newspaper and magazine, between being a trade paper and a consumer paper, between dope and music.'"

The New York Times Book Review (April 14, 1974)

The Rolling Stone Reader

"To mark the publication of 'The Rolling Stone Reader,' we'd like to offer a bird's eye view of a journalistic phenomenon."

GQ (April 15, 1985)

Jann Wenner is (Gulp!) 40!

"Jann had a vision and he was able to inspire other people with it. What made Rolling Stone work was that there was somebody who was devoting every ounce of energy he had to the magazine."

New York Times (October 19, 1997)

Rolling Stone, Venerable at 30. Still No Moss

"Whether you respect it, hate it or mock it, everyone accepts a premise that Rolling Stone has cultivated over the last 30 years: it is the preeminent journal of popular music and the culture around it."

New York Magazine (March 27, 2000)

Checkout Clout

"Jann Wenner has unleashed his new People-killer magazine, Us Weekly. His secret weapon? Not celebrity snaps and juicy dish but 200,000 supermarket-checkout pockets."

Media Week (May 1, 2000)

Tumbling Dice

"Us Weekly's war on People represents the most audacious gamble in recent magazine history — Wenner's $50 million personal bet on a bold circulation strategy and the transcendence of his editorial vision."

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nineteenth Annual Induction Dinner (March 15, 2004)

Jann S. Wenner

"Like rock & roll itself, Rolling Stone was a rare and private thrill. And like me, rock fans were sprouting deeper feelings and feeding their passion with editor Jann Wenner's smuggled messages from the front. It was clear even then that Wenner pored over and sculpted every word in the magazine."

New York Times (December 25, 2005)

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Read Me?

"The thousandth issue of Rolling Stone will tip its hat to the trove of musicians, entertainers and politicians who have inhabited its pages since its founding in 1967."

Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2006)

Questions for ... Jann S. Wenner

"Long considered a maverick in magazine-industry circles, Jann S. Wenner has a message for his peers who are trying to figure out how to link their paper-and-ink publications to digital media: Don't forget the printed page."

Washington Post (May 4, 2006)

How Does It Feel? As His Rock Magazine Hits 1,000 Issues, Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner Is Still High on the Concept

"Hunter S. Thompson is dead and the Capri Lounge is defunct, but Rolling Stone keeps rolling along. The magazine's 1,000th issue features a neo-psychedelic, pseudo-Sgt. Pepper, holographic, 3-D cover."

The Independent (London) (May 10, 2007)

Revolutionary, Wild, Unpredictable — And That Was Just The Writers.

"Over the years many writers have come through the portals and delivered great pieces. The story behind the story can be as remarkable and telling as the story itself."

ABC News (May 11, 2007)

After 40 Years, Magazine Still “Rolling” Forward

"'Rolling Stone really stands for something and is not afraid to make its point of view known, whether it's about music or movies or popular culture or politics,' said Wenner."

USA Today (June 11, 2007)

Rolling Stone Founder Keeps Things Fun

"Forty years after founding Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner still prides himself on a keen sense for what's on the cutting edge of pop culture."

The Daily Californian (August 20, 2007)

The Origins of Rolling Stone

"Forty years after launching, Rolling Stone continues to report exhaustively on music and politics, and has become a monumental force in pop culture."

Business Week November 2, 2007

An In-Depth Interview With Jann Wenner

"It is Friday (October 26), Jann Wenner is sitting at his desk, glasses pushed up on his head, marking up and showing off an editor's letter from the third fortieth anniversary issue of Rolling Stone."

Business Week (November 12, 2007)

The Last Tycoon of Print

"As Rolling Stone celebrates its 40th anniversary, its founder and impresario Jann Wenner will be the last to reap the trappings of moguldom from a relatively small media company, with revenue around $375 million."

New York Times (August 11, 2008)

The Classic Rock Magazine Is Switching to a Smaller, Rack-Friendly Size

"On October 30, 2008, Rolling Stone, whose large format has stood out on magazine racks for more than three decades, will adopt the standard size used by magazines."

The Wall Street Journal (September 9, 2008)

Us Weekly to Launch a Quarterly Spinoff

"Next spring, Wenner Media plans to introduce a fashion quarterly designed to give readers a guide to dressing like the celebrities who appear in the magazine's weekly pages."

The Sydney Morning Herald (October 2, 2008)

Rolling Stone Magazine Founder Still Proving Rock Is For All Ages

"The Rolling Stone founder, who is credited with dragging the counterculture into the mainstream, has not only survived the parties and turmoil his magazine has reported on for the last 41 years, he has become one of the most successful independent publishers in history."