In a recent interview with the New York Times, Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, admitted to excluding Black artists from his new book about rock and roll because they weren’t in his “zeitgeist.” Wenner’s book, titled “The Masters,” only features interviews with white men. Wenner’s arrogance and bias towards white men in music is a reflection of the power of whiteness in the industry. Additionally, Wenner confessed to letting artists edit their interviews before publication, which raises questions about the integrity of his journalism. This emphasizes the importance of Black media and Black journalists in telling diverse and inclusive stories.
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