Potholes on Journalism’s Dead-end Road

Potholes on Journalism’s Dead-end Road

by Jon Kovash October 8, 2010 Mountain Notebook

Over the last year, we’ve seen a spate of hand-wringing articles on the death of journalism, prompted chiefly by the recent demise of some venerable American daily newspapers. To us unemployed and underemployed journalists, both print and broadcast, this is an old, old story, one that we have followed intensely for years (because we have […]

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Obituary: Inside Outside Magazine

Obituary: Inside Outside Magazine

by Ken Wright October 8, 2010 Mountain Notebook

Cause of Death: Economic Malaise And now the question is: What next, Four Corners writers, reporters and readers? After nearly 12 years of exploring, expounding upon, defending and celebrating the Four Corners Country from its home in Durango, Colo., Inside Outside Southwest magazine has joined the ranks of publications that have gone under in its […]

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Cheapskates Rejoice

Cheapskates Rejoice

by Tara Flanagan October 8, 2010 Cartographic

Champions emerge from every crappy situation, and our long, lousy economic condition is no exception. Sometimes in the name of environmental sustainability, sometimes as a matter of one-upmanship, extreme thriftiness and downsizing have usurped ramen noodles and Geo Metros to become an art form. 1) Big on Small Dee Williams of Olympia has become a poster […]

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 50th Anniversary Edition

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 50th Anniversary Edition

by Brendan Leonard October 8, 2010 Books

Most of us who have gone look- ing for enlightenment in the big hills, armed with crampons or ropes or ice axes or other implements — but without paying for professional mountain guides — have a worn copy of one of the first seven editions of “Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills” somewhere on our […]

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