World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Alaska (magazine)

Article Id: WHEBN0006049930
Reproduction Date:

Title: Alaska (magazine)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Alaskan Independence Party, Alaska (disambiguation), Iliamna Lake, Billiken, Alaska Statehood Act, Dorothy Jean Ray, Joe Vogler, Harry Karstens, Snowzilla, Mr. Whitekeys
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Alaska (magazine)

File:Alaska magaine February 2009.jpg
February 2009 cover of Alaska
Editor Rebecca Luczycki
Frequency 10 per year
Total circulation
Founder Emery Fridolf Tobin,
J. Ray Roady
First issue  1935 (1935-month)
Company Morris Magazines
Country United States
Based in Anchorage, Alaska
ISSN 0730-5842

Alaska is a periodical devoted to news and discussion of issues and features of and from Alaska. Most of its readership consists of persons outside of Alaska who are interested in the Alaskan way of life.

Alaska magazine was founded in 1935 in Ketchikan, Alaska, by Emery Fridolf Tobin (1895-1977), who established himself as an opponent of Alaska statehood. The magazine was originally titled the Alaska Sportsman Magazine, a name it retained until 1969. It operated much then as it does today, being sold through newsstand sales and subscriptions. The major difference in its early days was the fact that paper stock to print the magazine arrived via steamship, posing the threat of delays, and it operated out of a small basement. Another major difference is that the editorial and sales offices have moved to Alaska's economic center, the city of Anchorage.

The magazine was sold to the partnership of fur trader Robert A. Henning and journalist Robert N. DeArmond in 1958. Henning helmed the magazine for nearly 30 years, mostly under the corporate name of Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, and was known as an enthusiastic promoter of Alaska. Henning, quoted in 1971 about the magazine, said "I'm my own best customer when it comes to selling Alaska. We haven't scratched the surface of the tourist business yet".[2]

As of 2012, the magazine is owned by Morris Communications, a Georgia-based company which also publishes the Milepost travel guide, several Alaskan newspapers, and owns a number of radio stations in Anchorage.


External links

  • Alaska magazine Official website

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.