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Hope for Publishing in 2009, Part 2

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 Jan 6, 2009

Yesterday I posed this question: “If JPG Magazine‘s attempt at this new [community-based Web and print publishing] model failed, what hope does that give to other publishers to adopt this model or other new models to keep publishing energized?” After all, 8020 Media, JPG‘s parent company, was shopped around to larger publishers/media companies like Conde Nast to no avail before having to fold. Obviously, lack of interest in acquiring the group is largely due to the current economic climate. Though, if JPG was a truly viable platform, wouldn’t there be some interest to pick it up and keep it going? Well, the power of the community built around JPG has rallied together and 8020 CEO Mitchell Fox has gotten over 20 fresh offers to buy 8020/JPG. Read more »

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