JPG magazine folds
January 2, 2009 3:00 AM Subscribe
JPG magazine is going out of business.
posted by diddlegnome (34 comments total)
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An experiment in crowdsourcing, and the home of some excellent photos, the magazine and Web site
are finished as of Monday, Jan. 5.
As a subscriber, I enjoyed the magazine. It was always a treat when it arrived in the mailbox; seeing the photos in print was more satisfying than viewing the online versions. JPG never published any of my photos, and while I was always a little surprised to get that "Thanks, but no thanks" e-mail, whenever I saw the finished product, I thought, "Well, *now* I understand."
The magazine was founded by Derek Powazek and Heather Champ, and when the company changed direction and they left/were forced out, Derek's blog post
about the situation started (or at least publicized) a dustup that prompted an emotional thread on MeFi
The other side (1
) was less well received than Derek's version. Some people
think the controversy may have marked the beginning of the end for JPG.
Anyway, it looks as though the site will be up for just a few more days. If you enjoy photography and have some time this weekend, go take a look.