Jann Wenner talks to NYT how Rolling Stone handled the planning and editing of the El Chapo interview

Rolling Stone published a controversial interview with “El Chapo” on Saturday, which was conducted by Sean Penn and subject to final approval by the Mexican drug lord. The New York Times’ Ravi Somiya reports on how the magazine attempted to navigate the ethics and conflicts the situation presents. Rolling Stone consulted with Columbia School of Journalism dean Steve Coll beforehand about ethical issues, lawyers were brought into the editing process, and only a few people were allowed to see the article before publication.

+ Dave Winer: Sean Penn’s El Chapo interview is similar to the concessions some business and tech publications make for access (Dave Winer)