Punk Planet Magazine Dead in the Water
The gutting of independent publishing and news media doesn't show signs of letting up.
Staff blamed the internet, consumerism, bad distribution deals, and a stagnating independent music business for the demise of their publication.
The Chicago-based Punk Planet magazine and its online component punkplanet.com covers punk music, punk subculture, visual arts, and progressive issues such as media criticism, feminism, and labor issues through interviews, essays and album reviews.
Independents' Day Media, a small community-supported journalism project, has been publishing Punk Planet, as well as their own line of books and a skateboarding magazine called Bail.
The group will continue to publish fiction and nonfiction books on poster art, punk "rabble-rousers," inner-city organizing, and personal tragedy online and its website will continue to function as a social networking location for "independently minded folks."