I hail from a background in newspapers, where the news tip line was a notorious resource for the next big stories. It's how we were alerted to undercover police activity, led to sources for sensitive stories, and the majority of the time, where we learned about someone in the area doing amazing things or details for the next community event.

As the outdoor industry's leading trade news publication since 1985, we want you to have a designated place like that to go whenever you have a burning idea for a story, whether it's a quick news brief for Industry Buzz or something that deserves a greater investigative dive.

Something on your mind that SNEWS should be covering? Submit your news tip here.

We're simply requiring your name and email along with any pertinent information. We also have a space for you to fill in your phone number and the option to remain anonymous.

And of course, you can still directly email Editor-in-chief Kristin Hostetter (khostetter@aimmedia.com) and me (aarvesen@aimmedia.com).



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On a recent rainy Thursday afternoon, the front door of Feral Mountain Co. swung open and in walked two scruffy guys wearing backpacks stuffed with everything they’d need for a trip to Canyonlands. Hours before they set out for Utah, they stopped by the Denver store for a few ...read more

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For every sentence included in a story, there's at least one left out that was just as compelling. More and more, media outlets are recognizing that their readers want to know the subtext and backstories that don't always make it to print. Tapping a new storytelling format, ...read more

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Show floor buzz: Big acquisition news, quotes from Outdoor Retailer, and how to get a copy of The Voice

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Never miss a story: Read SNEWS on Apple News

As of last week, you can find SNEWS through the Apple News app on your phone. As an outdoor professional, it's just one more way you can know what's happening in the industry when it happens, since we often break important industry stories. Stay current on all the latest outdoor ...read more

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Calling all women-led outdoor businesses

There's Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday, Black Friday—and now there's Women-Led Wednesday. Even though women are more than half of the population and the professional-level work force, only 25 percent of executives and senior management officials are women. ...read more

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The top 10 outdoor industry stories of 2019

Over the last 12 months, we've published more than 630 stories—along with two 100-page magazines—on topics most relevant and important to the outdoor industry. From Alex Honnold's Oscar win to unrest at Camber Outdoors, we've covered the highs and lows that define our 2019 as an ...read more