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Frequency’s Mt. Baker Season Recap

by The Editors on May 25, 2016

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Mt. Baker fans can find all kinds of great content to pour over and over in Frequency The Snowboarders’ Journal That’s Baker For You: 2015-2016 Season Recap.

We’ve gathered the best photos, videos and more from a deep year and laid them out for you in this season recap from our exalted home mountain, Mt Baker Ski Area.

Photos, videos, stories. What? It’s like a whole magazine digitized and dedicated to Mt. Baker. Click the link to dive in.

[Link: Frequency]

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Nas’ Skateboard Movie: The Land

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

It’s turning into a board movie summer. Here’s a tease of the film The Land produced by Nas and pretty well received at Sundance, according to a story on The Root.

The movie follows the turbulent lives of four teens who have aspirations of becoming professional skateboarders but who find that the streets of Cleveland aren’t the easiest to break from. Lendeborg stars as Cisco, a teen who uses skateboarding as an escape mechanism but lands in trouble with his friends when they steal and sell Molly (the drug) to raise money for a skateboarding competition.

The film stars The Wire’Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly and Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates, along with Jorge Lendeborg Jr. The Land is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2016.

[Link: The Root]

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Jeremy Jones Higher Up For Two Emmys

by The Editors on April 15, 2016

higherTo get an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), yes, that’s satan spelled backwards, your film has to appear on an eligible television channel. Thankfully, Jeremy Jones’ Higher aired on Outside Television and this year they are eligible for the Emmy’s. Higher provided the network not one, but two nominations: one for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, and another for Outstanding Camera Work categories.

“It’s great validation to be nominated in the same categories as HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC/ESPN and CBS” said Rob Faris the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Outside Television. “This is a tribute to the efforts put forth by the Outside Television and TGR teams who push the limits each day to create compelling story-based content captured in the world of adventure sports.”

Congrats to Jeremy Jones and the entire Teton Gravity Research team. Next up the Oscars. For the official word from Outside TV, please follow the jump.
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Monster Children Drops 50th Issue

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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They’ve gone against the odds, but Monster Children, the fashion/culture mag for action kids, just published their 50th issue. Yes, they’re still in business.

. . . a milestone for the independent magazine established in Australia in 2003. The specially curated Issue 50 is based around the notion of ‘Heroes’ and features exclusive interviews with 50 individuals that Monster Children love and admire. . . Also interviewed for the issue are skate industry icon Keith Hufnagal, fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, artist Barry McGee, film makersGlendyn Ivin and Nabil Elderkin, legendary musicians Warren Ellis and Ian MacKaye, world champion longboarder Kelia Moniz and Papua New Guinean born soul singer Ngaiire. Although the issue features many big names, the issue also highlights a new generation of surfers, skateboarders, artists and creatives.

Our favorite interview was with Chris Noble, the co-founder of Level Mag on how they finally realized they were losing money with each issue and just quit. It’s unlikely that Monster Children will follow a similar path because we all know how good they are about keeping smiles on their advertisers’ faces.

[Link: Monster Children]

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Happy 4th Birthday What Youth

by The Editors on March 22, 2016

Hard to believe it was only four years ago that Travis Ferré, Stuart Cornuelle, Scott Chenoweth, and Kai Neville got together (along with a couple perennial action magazine backers) and launched What Youth. Travis says:

The video above is the first moving thing Kai cut to harness the energy, the life, the vision and the fuck it that was inside of us. And we released it on this day, four years ago. We’ve made 13 issues of What Youth (14 in the works), produced and directed several films, and have a website and social media things that allow us to be ourselves right alongside you every day. Not much else to say besides: Thank you. Thank you a lot.

We’re still asking “What?” each time we flip through the magazine, but it sure is pretty and that paper is so stiff, and the ink smells good, and they’re still doing it up right, and that’s not easy. So congrats, What Youth, you’re almost five!

[Link: What Youth]

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Snowboard Mag No Longer A Magazine

by The Editors on February 18, 2016

PrintSurprise, it appears another snowboard magazine is no longer in the magazine business.

But don’t think for a minute that the revenue generating team behind Snowboard Mag is going to simply stop the presses, pack up their old “books”, and quit depositing checks, no, no, no. There are still dollars to be collected from the snow biz, apparently. That’s why Storm Mountain Media is going to “focus on digital, social, and custom content formats” you know, to get more in line with the kids.

SNOWBOARD currently has the most print subscribers in the snowboarding industry. But these print numbers are dwarfed by SNOWBOARD’s digital and social channels that reach more than 6 million enthusiasts every month. SNOWBOARD is listening to its audience — and to its advertisers — by delivering content and messaging where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. . . The team at SNOWBOARD remains passionate about print, and will develop future custom projects rooted in quality, not quantity. SNOWBOARD will no longer rely on traditional subscription and newsstand models that have become particularly ineffective and inefficient for all snowboarding magazine titles in North America.

Makes us wonder how long the Snowboarder and Snowboarding twins will keep their presses rolling. For the official word from Storm Mountain, please follow the jump.

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Steez Magazine Pulls The Print Plug

by The Editors on September 18, 2015

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After nine years and 35 print issues the Massachusetts based Steez Magazine has announced today (September 18, 2015) that they will be going 100% digital rolling forward.

A lot has changed over the course of 35 issues and many of us are onto other projects and ventures and this move will afford us the time needed for those. The Steez Magazine website will continue to thrive with the latest in influential culture and we’ll keep on hosting events and releasing new apparel on a more regular basis. Someday we will print again on our own terms as always.

No surprise there. For the official word from Steez, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Snowboard Ramps Up With New Hires

by The Editors on April 20, 2015

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While other snowboard magazines are cutting print and/or staff, Boulder, Colorado based Snowboard Magazine is hiring even more people to help share the shred.

Entering its 12th volume, the industry’s leading independent publication, SNOWBOARD magazine and Snowboardmag.com, is pleased to announce the hires of Brandon Parrish, Justin Parkhurst and Taylor Boyd.

For details on these three, and the official word from Snowboard Magazine, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Concrete, Boardpress Join King Shit

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

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Canada’s alternative action print group The King Publishing Project has just rolled in a few new titles. Joining them at King Shit, King Snow, and Later are Canadian skate mag Concrete and the trade mag The Board Press.

“Every skateboarder here knows what Concrete has meant for the scene in this country; they’re the original Canadian skateboard mag. Even when King Shit was competing against it, we respected everything they did for skateboarding,” said King Publishing Project President Ryan Stutt. “By bringing Concrete and their team into the King fold, we’re going to be creating a whole new media network for Canadian skateboarding, which we hope the community here will rally behind.”

Concrete’s Jeff Thorburn and The Board Press’s Mike Prangnell will stay on with the titles. For the official word from King, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Factory Media Officially Stops The Presses

by The Editors on March 30, 2015

Factory MediaWe tweeted it the other day (after reading about it on Yobeat.com). Everyone has been posting about it. But for your pleasure, the official explanation of why Factory Media has finally decided to go digital with most of its titles and stop wasting everyone’s time, money, and coffee table space with printed issues.

Darryl Newton, CEO of Factory Media, said: “The prospect of focusing wholly on the areas of our business that are experiencing unprecedented demand is both logical and incredibly exciting. Last year saw a leap of over 200% in our branded-­content production activities, with digital ad revenues up by 25%. Although moving on from our heritage as a magazine publisher is an emotional shift, it also represents a significant opportunity to create even more content for a significantly larger online audience without the barriers of accessibility and affordability.”

As we said in our tweet, the only reason they went as long as they did with print is because many misguided marketing people still have massive chubbers for paper and ink. Not sure why, but they do. Unfortunately for those who print magazine, those marketing people are slowly being phased out. And because of that many media companies are no longer interested in printing magazines that no one is reading. For the official word from Factory, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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