New Publisher for Stereophile

John Gourlay, Stereophile's publisher since 1998, left the company at the beginning of November. John had been a valued collaborator and the moving force behind the launch of the 2004 Stereophile Buyer's Guide (see related story). We all wish him well in his future career.

Joining Stereophile as its publisher (as well as publisher of our sister magazines Home Theater and Stereophile Guide to Home Theater) is Jay Rosenfield. Along with the editors of the three magazines, Jay reports to the group publisher for Primedia's Home Technology and Photographic Group, VP Irwin Kornfield.

A veteran of consumer-electronics publishing, Jay created Video magazine in the 1970s. After the title was sold to Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, he was Video's publisher there for three years, and subsequently served as publisher of Vail Beaver Creek and Rocky Mountain Golf magazines.