The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 20, 2002, 12:50 AM   #1
Sixgun_Symphony
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 13, 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 92
Sports Afield to Cease Publication

Sports Afield to Cease Publication
Wed Apr 17, 8:24 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Outdoor magazine Sports Afield will cease publication this spring, the victim of one of the worst advertising recessions in years.


The popular hunting and outdoor sports publication will end its 115-year run with its June 2002 issue.

"The two-year-long recession, compounded by the events of last fall, have limited the growth in advertising pages needed to see us through the relaunch process that Sports Afield has been undergoing," said Ken Elliott, chief operating officer.

During its history, Sports Afield was nominated for more national magazine awards than any other outdoor title.

The magazine has a circulation of about 459,000, according to Bacon's Magazine Directory.

Originally owned by Hearst Corp., Sports Afield was bought by publisher Robert Petersen in January 2000.

Petersen, the former publisher of Motor Trend, Hot Rod and Guns & Ammo magazines, relocated Sports Afield to Los Angeles from New York and began refocusing it on its traditional hunting and outdoor sports roots.

The magazine had marked Petersen's return to the publishing world after he sold his firm, Petersen Publishing Co. to Willis Stein & Partners in 1996.

Sports Afield to cease publication
Sixgun_Symphony is offline  
Old April 20, 2002, 09:01 AM   #2
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,359
Really a shame. I always thought that was indeed one of the better outdoor magazines.

I've read about the decrease in advertising. I guess the various niche magazines (for bass-folks, white tail hunters, etc.) just spread out the dollars too much...

, Art
__________________
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!
Art Eatman is offline  
Old April 23, 2002, 02:04 PM   #3
Bill Junior
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 21, 2002
Location: SC
Posts: 9
Well Dang, I always enjoyed that magazine.
Bill Junior is offline  
Old April 24, 2002, 04:29 PM   #4
dZ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 1999
Location: Exiled, Fetid Swamp, DC
Posts: 7,548
many magazines followed the mantra of increasing advertisements to the detriment of the subscriber base

post 9-11 many advertisers cut the budget for ads
__________________
"O tell the Lacedomecians to damn the torpedoes."
BOTR, Chapter V: Some Monsters
dZ is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06037 seconds with 7 queries