Stereophile has a new publisher, John B. Gourlay
All the nitty-gritty work of publishing---financial analysis and responsibility, approval of advertising contracts, setting of ad rates, resolution of problems, and the like---has been handled since June 1 by Petersen VP Jackie Augustine. Jackie's an astoundingly busy woman, working as publisher at Petersen's Photographic, executive publisher at Stereophile and Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, head of the Petersen high-tech publishing division, and member of the Petersen Executive Committee.
As of October 12, the publishing nitty-gritty is being handled by John B. Gourlay, who comes to Stereophile from Utne Reader by way of Audubon, and a fascinating stint representing such opinion magazines as National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, and Columbia Journalism Review.
John earned a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. Best of all, John's an audiophile---Martin-Logan and Adcom, CD and vinyl, attended HI-FI '96 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York---in short, one of us. And perhaps the most surprising bit of biographical trivia: he's a high-school classmate of Listener's Art Dudley, who wrote the November issue's "As We See It."
A hearty Welcome Aboard, John.