DETROIT — Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News for the past eight years, is leaving Crain Communications Inc. to host SiriusXM’s new radio show, “Cars & Culture with Jason Stein,” and launch Flat Six Media, a global media services and broadcasting platform.
The announcement was made Tuesday by KC Crain, CEO of Crain Communications, who will succeed Stein as Automotive News publisher effective Sept. 15. In addition, Josh Freed has been named head of strategy.
Stein, 49, joined Automotive News as a reporter in 2003 after a journalism career that included positions in Canada, Ohio and Indiana. He was publisher of Automotive News Europe from 2006 to 2009 and editor of Automotive News from 2009 to 2017. He is a vice president of Crain Communications.
“It’s been an honor to work for one of the greatest business-to-business media organizations,” Stein said in a statement. “I am