Jonathan Scull new full-time senior editor at Stereophile

Stereophile magazine is pleased to announce that senior contributing editor Jonathan Scull has joined its full-time staff as senior editor. As of April 19, 1999, he will be based at parent company Emap Petersen's office on lower Fifth Avenue in Manhattan's Flatiron district.

A lifelong audiophile and music lover, Scull has been contributing equipment reviews, features, and interviews to Stereophile since December 1993. Prior to joining Stereophile he wrote reviews for The Abso!ute Sound, and has also had articles published in Gramophone and The Atlantic Monthly.

As part of his new brief, Scull will assume responsibility for scheduling equipment reviews for Stereophile, reporting to editor John Atkinson in Santa Fe, NM. Manufacturers and distributors of high-end audio components who would like to have their products considered for review should contact Jonathan. All press releases concerning new-product introductions should also be sent to him. Jonathan will continue his popular "Fine Tunes" column, on how to get the most performance from an audiophile system at minimal expense.

"My devotion to two-channel audio and my belief in its future are unwavering," Scull reports. "I deeply respect the attention manufacturers lavish on their products. I look forward to working with them, and with Stereophile's diverse and talented pool of writers, to reveal the industry's accomplishments to our readers."

Adds Stereophile editor John Atkinson, "Having worked closely with Jonathan for the past five years, I have a deep respect for his commitment to two-channel audio and his work ethic. His energy and his love of music are major assets to the magazine."

After April 19, Scull can be contacted at:
Emap Petersen
110 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 229-4881
Fax: (212) 886-2810

Founded in 1962, Stereophile is the oldest and largest-circulation audiophile magazine in the US, and is part of Emap Petersen's High Technology Group. The High Technology Group comprises Stereophile, Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, Home Theater, Digital Home Entertainment, Home Theater Buyer's Guide, Home Theater Interiors, Petersen's PHOTOgraphic, The Big Book of Photography, PHOTOgraphic Buyer's Guide, Digital Photo, Family Photo, Mobile Computing, and Portable Computing.

Emap Petersen, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emap plc, one of the largest magazine-publishing companies in the world, with 603 magazines, more than 6000 employees worldwide, annual revenues of approximately US $1.7 billion, and a market capitalization of over US $5 billion. In the US, Petersen's 154 publications deliver nearly 87 million readers, including nearly 64 million adults and over 22 million teens.

Petersen's internationally recognized magazines include Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Teen, Sport, Slam, Surfer, Snowboarder, Powder, Skateboarder, Hunting, Skin Diver, PHOTOgraphic, Motorcyclist, and 4 Wheel & Off-Road. In addition to these titles, Petersen has more than 100 trade and consumer events, including the Gravity Games(tm), which is the first in a series to be aired on NBC Network in October 1999.

Emap's titles in the UK include More, FHM, Bliss, Smash Hits, Yours, New Woman, Car, Motorcycle News, Performance Bikes, and Q; and Tele Star, Modes 7 Travaux, Top Sante, La Nouvelle Revue du Son, L'Auto Journal, and Auto Plus in France.

Petersen is headquartered in Los Angeles and New York. Emap plc is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol EMA.L.