It has been a bit of a tumultuous time for the Stereophile properties since they were recently acquired by AVTech Media. As with any changing of hands, a changing of the guard sometimes also follows. In a surprise move this weekend at the AXPONA audio show in Chicago, Stereophile’s longtime Editor-In-Chief John Atkinson announced during his seminar Keynote: A Life In Audio that Jana Dagdagan will be taking over as editor of the digital-focused website AudioStream.
Previously Jana had been an editorial coordinator for all Stereophile sites and was tasked with reshaping the brand’s video content and YouTube channel. She is the youngest member of the writing team and has recently helped inject a unique perspective and relevant context to the more mature male (but young at heart) leanings of the rest of the creative staff. The move appears to echo a much-needed dose of sustainability within the changing times, for which digital audio has increasingly become an odd metaphor.
Everyone at Audio-Head wishes her much success with her new responsibilities.