It’s a time of dramatic change in the Mountain West. And I’m excited to say that we at NewWest.Net are now launching a quarterly print magazine to help us tell the big story of growth and change in the region. We’ve been covering this story online for almost three years, and we hope you’ll find the print magazine to be a useful and entertaining complement to those efforts.
We’re based in Missoula, but our story is much bigger than one town. Our coverage will extend across Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and eastern Oregon and Washington.
The best way to check out our magazine is to subscribe. We want to know who’s interested in The New West, so we have made the magazine available free to qualified subscribers who answer a short questionnaire.
We’d love to hear your input and feedback on our new venture. Comments? Criticism? Story ideas? I’d love to hear them. You can email me at email@example.com.
Here’s the full announcement:
For Immediate Release
February 1, 2008
Contact: Jonathan Weber, 406-829-1725
New Magazine Covers Growth and Development in the Mountain West
The New West Targets Real Estate Professionals, Policy-Makers and Engaged Consumers
Missoula, Mont. – New West Publishing LLC, producer of the award-winning online magazine NewWest.Net, is delighted to announce the launch of its first print publication, The New West.
The quarterly magazine, which carriers the tagline “Design. Development. Community,” is the first publication to focus on the big story of growth and change in the mountain landscapes and high plains of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon.
Features in the preview edition of The New West include “From Rubble to Riches,” an in-depth look at how Western communities are turning old industrial sites into vibrant neighborhoods, and “The LEED Shade of Green,” which examines the mounting controversy over sustainable building standards. Regular departments of the publication include Project Watch, which spotlights notable new developments; Design Showcase, which features innovative design solutions; and Metrics, a fascinating compendium of development-related data.
“Ever since we launched NewWest.Net back in 2005, our community has been asking us for a print magazine,” said Jonathan Weber, founder and CEO of New West Publishing. “The New West, with its tight focus on the big story of growth and development in the region, is a logical complement to both NewWest.Net and our growing conference series.”
New West produces the annual Real Estate and Development in the Northern Rockies conference, which takes places in the fall in Missoula. The company recently announced its second major conference, Designing the New West, which is scheduled for April 25 in Bozeman, MT.
NewWest.Net, a local and regional online publication, covers the culture, economy, politics and lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West. With a wide range of writers from around the region and an active community of commenters and contributors, NewWest.Net was the winner of the 2006 Online News Association award for general excellence. “Wild Bill” Schneider, NewWest.Net‘s outdoors columnist, was honored with the 2007 Online Journalism Award for best commentary.
The New West in print will initially be a quarterly publication, and will be available by subscription for $9.95 a year and at select newsstands. In addition, qualified professionals can apply for a free subscription, visit www.newwest.net/magazine for more information. The Premiere Edition of The New West will be published in April.
“The Mountain West is changing dramatically, with farms giving way to subdivisions, ranches turning into hunting and fishing retreats, and cities and towns becoming far more vibrant and cosmopolitan. We’re all grappling with the changes,” said Courtney Lowery, editor in chief of New West Publishing. “The New West will cover that story from every angle.”
The editor of The New West is Robert Struckman, an award-winning reporter and editor with more than a decade of experience covering Western issues for national and local media. Marshall Hibbard is the Design Director. Contributors for the Preview Edition include well-known Western journalists such as Richard Martin, Dan Whipple, and Bill Vaughn, and photographers Anne Medley and Chris Lombardi.
Advertisers in the Preview Edition of The New West include CTA Architects and Engineers, Landwatch.com, Morrison Maierle, On Site Management, Tamarack Resort, O’Berry Cavanaugh, Sun West Ranch, Lodge Logs, Motherlode Holdings, the Clark Fork Coalition, Sweet Onion Creations, and Treadlight flooring.
New West Publishing was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Weber, who was the co-founder and editor in chief of The Industry Standard, and before that a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times. Courtney Lowery, a former writer and editor with the Associated Press and Lee Newspapers, co-founded the company. New West Publishing is backed by a prestigious group of angel investors, including Boulder-based venture capitalist Brad Feld, former Microsoft CFO John Connors, and television personality Maury Povich.