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Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion, and gear. It was founded in 1992[2][3] by Jann Wenner of Wenner Media, who sought to create a publication for "active, accomplished men to fuel an adventurous and discerning lifestyle".[4] Wenner Media sold Men's Journal to American Media, Inc. in 2017.[5]

Men's Journal
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EditorGreg Emmanuel
PublisherJay Gallagher
Total circulation
(June 2012)
FounderJann Wenner
Year foundedApril 13, 1992; 27 years ago (1992-04-13)
CompanyAmerican Media, Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York, U.S.


Each issue of Men's Journal is divided into 3 subsections:

  • Notebook — encompasses the latest trends, products, destinations, style & design
  • Blueprint — provides the latest science articles and expert advice on diet, fitness, and exercise
  • Gear Lab — a monthly buyer's guide of tested and approved essentials: tech, tools and toys. Men's Journals hires experts and professionals to examine the products; the best performing gear throughout the year get highlighted in the December issue, "Gear of the Year".


The April 2004 issue of Men's Journal with Robert Redford on the cover was carried into space on the STS-114 Space Shuttle mission.[6] The STS-114 mission was the first mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Flight Day 4 (July 30, 2005) NASA image from the STS-114 Space Shuttle mission with the April 2004 issue of Men's Journal laying to astronaut Stephen Robinson's left side.

On July 21, 2017, Greg Emmanuel was named chief content officer of Men's Journal.[7]

As of August 2017, Men's Journal began incorporating Men's Fitness into its print edition, increasing both its page count and issue count to 12 issues annually.[8]



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  2. ^ "Men's Journal Debut Set -". The New York Times. 1992-04-06. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  3. ^ "Wenner Media, Inc". Company Histories. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Advertise with Men's Journal". SRDS. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  5. ^ American Media bulks up with Men’s Journal buy
  6. ^ kcowing (July 31, 2005). "What They're Reading In Outer Space These Days". Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  7. ^ "American Media, Inc. Names Greg Emmanuel Chief Content Officer of Men's Journal".
  8. ^ "American Media Bulks up Men's Journal Print Distribution and Shifts Men's Fitness to All-Digital".

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