JPG Magazine, the innovative photography magazine that was composed of user-submitted photographs and shut down last month, has been revived. The magazine’s assets have been acquired by a group of investors who will also continue to employ some of the magazine’s staff, we’ve confirmed with a source with knowledge of the deal.
It’s not a good time to be a print magazine right now. Even a crowdsourced magazine with a stripped-down staff that relies on the contributions of its more talented readers. JPG Magazine and its parent company 8020 Media is shutting down after running out of money and not being able to find any new investors. The seed investment had come from Cnet founder Halsey Minor, who apparently also did… → Read More
Our close personal friends at JPG Magazine are holding a photo contest for aspiring shooters. All you have to do is upload a few cool photos by December 31st and we’ll help them pick a winners from the pool. This is a great opportunity to show of your photo skillz and get a very cool quad-band camera phone with 5-megapixel camera and 3X zoom. JPG Magazine is a community-created photography… → Read More
JPG Magazine relaunched last month with a new business model: Get users to upload photos to their website, and then have the community vote on and rank photos. The winners are published in a bi-monthly print magazine and get $100 plus a free one-year subscription. It took me a couple of weeks to get over the fact that they are actually printing a magazine, on paper, just like people used to do in… → Read More