Did you hear?... Backpacker magazine has a new publisher

Backpacker magazine has a new publisher.

Backpacker magazine has a new publisher. Rodale Inc.'s senior vice president of the company's newly formed Men's Health and Sports Group, Tom Beusse, told SNEWS® that John Boland will be replacing John Viehman as publisher of Backpacker, effective immediately. Viehman will assume a new role as editorial director of the magazine. Prior to his new appointment, Boland spent time at Ziff Davis Media as publisher for Expedia Travels Magazine. Boland has also worked for Men's Journal as an associate publisher and Women's Sports and Fitness as the advertising manager.


Backpacker magazine names new publisher

Backpacker magazine has named a new publisher to direct the publication's growth efforts, Eric Zinczenko (35). John Boland, former publisher of Backpacker magazine and in that position since January 2002, resigned to "pursue other opportunities." Zinczenko, who assumes the title ...read more

Did you hear?... Publisher of Couloir announces plans to launch new magazine

The publisher of Couloir magazine has announced it will be launching a new magazine this November called Telemark Skier. It is a one-issue launch slated to cover all aspects of in-bounds telemark skiing. According to publisher Craig Dostie, the new launch was inspired simply ...read more

Viehman named publisher of Climbing magazine

Friday afternoon, May 23, John Viehman, former publisher of Backpacker magazine, was introduced to the Climbing magazine staff as the new publisher. Viehman will be moving to Carbondale, Colo., and will begin his new position on June 9. Climbing has been operating for the last ...read more

Did you hear?... Robert Davidowitz named Group Publisher for Rodale sports magazines

Rodale has named Robert Davidowitz as Group Publisher of the company's sports magazines, which include Backpacker, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Runner's World, and Rodale's Scuba Diving. Davidowitz comes from Primedia where he was Group Publisher for that company's American Baby ...read more

Did you hear?... Ryan Corey named sales development manager for Backpacker

Ryan Corey has been named sales development manager for Backpacker magazine. Corey will be based in Rodale’s New York office and will report to publisher John Boland and Kent Ebersole, advertising director for the magazine. Corey will be responsible for developing and maintaining ...read more

Did you hear?... Backpacker wins first National Magazine award, notes editors have great butts

Backpacker magazine received its first National Magazine Award (NMA) from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), the magazine industry’s highest editorial honor. Backpacker Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dorn accepted the coveted “Ellie” for best Magazine Section at the 40th ...read more

Did you hear?...Backpacker magazine wins National Magazine Award for General Excellence

Backpacker (owned by Active Interest Media which also now owns SNEWS®) has won a 2008 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the American Society of Magazine Editors announced May 1 during an award ceremony in New York City. The award honors "the effectiveness with which ...read more

Did you hear?... Britain's OIA publishes two new consumer guides

Britain's Outdoor Industries Association has published two new consumer guides as part of its on-going Go Outdoors campaign to promote participation in outdoor leisure activities and provide further support for outdoor retailers and suppliers. Written by leading outdoor ...read more

Did you hear?... Paddlesport Publishing Inc. signs agreement to purchase assets of Kayak magazine

Paddlesport Publishing Inc. (PPI), publishers of Paddler, Paddle Dealer and The Drake magazines, have signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Kayak magazine, with plans to publish its newest title twice yearly in the spring and fall. Terms of the agreement were not ...read more