Wenner Media Shifts Men's Journal Publisher Chris McLoughlin to Rolling Stone

He Replaces the Ousted Matt Mastrangelo

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Wenner Media has named Chris McLoughlin the publisher of Rolling Stone, the company said Wednesday. Mr. McLoughlin, who is currently publisher of sibling title Men's Journal, is replacing Matt Mastrangelo, who was dismissed from his role in June. His appointment is effective immediately.

Chris McLoughlin is the new Rolling Stone publisher.
Chris McLoughlin is the new Rolling Stone publisher.

A new publisher at Men's Journal has not yet been named.

Mr. McLoughlin had been publisher of Men's Journal since February 2012. During his tenure, he oversaw a redesign of MensJournal.com and introduced Men's Journal Gear Lab,

"We're thrilled to see Chris apply the strategic thinking he displayed at Men's Journal as he assumes his new role at Rolling Stone," said Jann Wenner, chairman of Wenner Media, in a statement.

Prior to Wenner Media, Mr. McLoughlin was associate publisher of Hearst's Redbook and Redbook.com. He has also held management positions at Conde Nast's Golf Digest and Golf for Women and Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated.

Rolling Stone saw its ad pages climb 5.1% through the first half of 2013 compared with the prior year, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. During the same time, single-copy sales fell 23% to 57,926, the Alliance for Audited Media said.

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