Powder Magazine...Dead

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2020 does not seem to want to let up. One of the characteristics of this awful year is that it is accelerating some inevitable happenings like the transition from print media to digital media.


A360Media has announced the suspension of Surfer Magazine and smart money is saying that Powder and the other publications under the umbrella are not far behind with the end of November being when the doors are closing.
 

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"The internet has changed almost everything, giving cyclists or skiers or surfers a bottomless soupbowl of “content.” But it has not changed the special magic that happens when a group of passionate, talented editors, writers, and photographers pour their hearts and souls into telling stories designed to stand the test of time."

Impossible to say it better than that. They created truly awesome content. They made art. End of an era for sure. :(

So much garbage content out there that is measured by "likes". A lot of good content goes under the radar if the "algorithms" do not put them in your feed.
 

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We lost some posts here after the roll back of the site upgrade.
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IIRC @Erik Timmerman posted something quite enlightening about the magazines he used to subscribe to and what subscriptions draw today.
This is the press release from AMI shutting down Transworld Snowboard last year.

 

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Very sorry to see this. Not surprised. I still enjoy sitting and reading a print magazine, and Powder is one. The print version of Ski Racing, long dead, was another. Car magazines, other sports magazines. I realize that I'm a dinosaur, but still, I miss it. I read books, too. I don't use a Kindle. Progress. Understandable.
 

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So what happens to the e-subscription one might have for Powder? Asking for a friend......

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Nevermind, I actually followed the link and saw that electronic versions are also shut down. :(:nono:
 

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Fair comment there. We need to get behind the remaining magazines if we want them to survive. Time for me to subscribe to Ski Magazine
 
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Fair comment there. We need to get behind the remaining magazines if we want them to survive. Time for me to subscribe to Ski Magazine
Sorry, but you need to support the good publications. Please read their ski reviews, specifically the "Frontside Skis" before you decide to give them money.
 

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"RIP Pow" means something different today than it will in February. The photos and production values made for works of art.

Sorry, but you need to support the good publications. Please read their ski reviews, specifically the "Frontside Skis" before you decide to give them money.
Any suggestions, Phil?
 

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Done and thanks for the prompt as it had been a while. Still, I do like a print publication from time to time, tho...... I guess that I'm just a dinosaur.
 
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Done and thanks for the prompt as it had been a while. Still, I do like a print publication from time to time, tho...... I guess that I'm just a dinosaur.
We appreciate and we appreciate that you appreciate the work we do. This year has been tough on everyone.
 

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Yeah. Time for those of us who can to stand up.
 

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Move this thread to "Industry News" forum area?
 

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Was a religious reader when they started. Time to show them some love, guilty of not subscribing for a long time.
 

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"RIP Pow" means something different today than it will in February. The photos and production values made for works of art.



Any suggestions, Phil?
Ski Journal.
 
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With Powder Magazine's "pay to play" model for thier ski test, I am sure manufacturers are pissed that tehy paid thousand for reviews only not to get them published, at lease they are not up as of this point.
 

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Sorry, but you need to support the good publications. Please read their ski reviews, specifically the "Frontside Skis" before you decide to give them money.
It’s far from perfect. But it’s the only mainstream ski magazine left. Skiers Journal, fine as it is, will never fill a similar niche.

Anyway I tried to subscribe but couldn’t - not sure what’s going on there.
 
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