Brent Boyer: Redoubling magazine efforts
March 11, 2011
Earlier this week, we released the latest edition of At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine. Highlighted by the results from our extensive Best of the Boat community survey, I'm convinced it's the best issue of At Home that we've ever produced.
Much of the credit goes to Eugene Buchanan, our new — and first — full-time magazine editor, and Nicole Miller, the Pilot & Today's news editor, who also oversees the design of the magazine.
Buchanan, a veteran journalist and longtime Steamboat Springs resident, was hired specifically to improve the way we plan and execute our magazines. Until he started with us in early February, we had never had an editor whose sole focus was on magazines. I have no qualms acknowledging that I couldn't keep up with our magazine demands. With so much daily emphasis on our website and newspaper, it was a real challenge to find the time to plan for magazines that were months from publication.
After just one month with Buchanan, we're starting to realize the significance of having a full-time magazine editor. He and photographer John F. Russell already are tackling assignments for next winter's edition of At Home, and work is well under way on our Explore Steamboat summer tourism guide. The editorial deadline for Colorado Hunter, our annual hunting guide to Northwest Colorado, also is quickly approaching.
In the more immediate future is the next issue of At Home, which will hit newsstands in summer. It will feature our always popular Locals section highlighting some of the colorful personalities that make Steamboat Springs and Routt County such a wonderful place to live, work and play. Look for nomination forms to begin publishing in the Steamboat Today next week. Submissions also can be e-mailed directly to Buchanan at ebuchanan@SteamboatToday.com.
Buchanan is interested in your feedback on our magazines. Story ideas and constructive criticism always are welcome. In addition to his e-mail listed above, you can reach Buchanan at 970-870-1376.