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JPG Magazine Says Goodbye?

Posted on: 9 January 2009

This was the scene at the beginning of the year:

Today is a particularly sad day for all of us at JPG and 8020 Media.

We’ve spent the last few months trying to make the business behind JPG sustain itself, and we’ve reached the end of the line. We all deeply believe in everything JPG represents, but just weren’t able to raise the money needed to keep JPG alive in these extraordinary economic times. We sought out buyers, spoke with numerous potential investors, and pitched several last-ditch creative efforts, all without success. As a result, jpgmag.com will shut down on Monday, January 5, 2009. [via JPG Magazine]

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However, if you keep up with their blog entries here you can find a somewhat different picture (no pun intended). It looks like there may still be life in JPG Magazine. Below is the post for yesterday, January 8, 2009; just three days after they were shutting down.

I wanted to take a moment and give you a quick update on where we are relative to finding the next suitable owner for JPG. There has been a lot of speculation about who could be a potential acquirer and whether a deal has been closed, so let me be clear that there hasn’t been any decision yet. Last night was the deadline for all offers, and we’ve received several from some wonderful companies. We’ll be working through the weekend with these companies to finalize their offers, and then make a decision as quickly as possibly. So, I would hope by early next week we’ll know for sure what the plans are for the future — and of course, we’ll let you know immediately. In the mean time, JPG will remain online so please continue to post photos, comment, vote, favorite and be your usual selves. We have actually seen record traffic on the site in the last week, so you probably didn’t need us to tell you that. Thanks again for all your support. [via JPG Magazine blog]

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