End times: Rolling Stone "sick of snark"

Nick Catucci, an articles editor for nymag.com, has been tapped by Jann Wenner as Rolling Stone’s first-ever online editor-in chief. Mr. Wenner announced last August that he would be relaunching Rolling Stone’s website this year, ending five years of Real Player–owner RealNetworks running the site on his behalf. Maybe Mr. Wenner cares a little bit more about the web now.

“I love funny writing, but I’m sick of snark, and the site will not be snarky,” Mr. Catucci wrote in an email to the Media Mob. “All that said, rollingstone.com has tremendous potential, and new ideas for shaping the coverage come to me constantly.”