With Magazine Shuttered, Stuff Publisher Leaves New Boss

John Lumpkin Couldn't Find Role Within Kent Brownridge's Alpha Media

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The publisher of Stuff magazine is leaving the company that closed Stuff down two days ago.
John Lumpkin
John Lumpkin

John Lumpkin, who became publisher at the laddie book early last year, had been in talks with Kent Brownridge, CEO of Alpha Media Group, about finding a new position within the company, but they were unable to settle on a post.

Alpha Media is the former Dennis Publishing, which Felix Dennis sold earlier this week to Quadrangle Capital Partners and Mr. Brownridge.

An Alpha Media spokesman confirmed that Mr. Lumpkin is no longer with the company. Mr. Lumpkin could not be immediately reached this afternoon.

Mr. Lumpkin joins 18 other Stuff employees who lost their jobs this week when Alpha Media decided to close the magazine and concentrate on the Maxim and Blender magazines and brands. Editor in chief Dan Bova was able to secure a spot as a high-ranking editor at Maxim, although his title hasn't been determined yet. Of the 34 total Stuff employees, 15 are staying on in new roles at Alpha Media.

Three British employees of Dennis also found themselves without jobs because their visas with the company became invalid with its change in ownership.
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