It was another sad day for print when the insiders over at BOARDISTAN dropped the news that Donald Trump’s bestie was buying up all the action sports titles from The Enthusiast Network. These include TWSkate, TWSNOW, SURFER, SNOWBOARDER, and more. With many long time industry fixtures already laid off who knows what the future will look like. As everything switches over to Instagram and other lame social media outlets it reminds us of a quote we overheard recently:

“Remember when influencers were called poseurs?”

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We reached out to Mackenzie Eisenhour, Transworld’s Associate Editor, who told us over text that he doesn’t know much more than we do at the moment, but that “a few of us [at Transworld] are apparently still employed.”

Those ASN employees spared by AMI’s mass layoffs will now report to Men’s JournalChief Content Officer, Greg Emmanuel, and will also be under the AMI-umbrella led by CEO, David J. Pecker. To give you a sense of AMI’s management, Pecker was a key supporter of Donald Trump, and admitted to silencing negative stories about Trump, including allegations of sexual misconduct, during Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Click to JENKEM for What’s Really Going on Over at TWS

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Friday was my last day @surfer_magazine, the company was sold and my position was made redundant. I spent the last 15 and a half years as the photo editor of the magazine I dreamed of being apart of as a child. I opened my first issue in the mid 1980’s and got my first postage stamp picture published in around 1998, of @rosswilliamshawaii surfing #JBay. I remember my first full page shot of @tajamos and then my first cover of @taylor_knox and thinking it doesn’t get any better than this. Then came the position of photo editor, Wow, incredible. This job has been a dream. I have met and traveled to amazing destinations with some of my childhood heroes. One of the highlights was a trip with @markocchilupo #Andyirons @lukeegan and @daverasta. Every trip has been an adventure, having traveled all over the globe with amazing people. The job has not always been easy it came with challenges which I have learned from. I am really excited about my future I am still just as passionate about surfing as I ever have been. It is so exciting to watch and be part of these days. I plan to stay involved in the lifestyle I have been dedicated to since the age of 8 and look forward to spending even more time out there amongst the action and excitement that is surfing today. I wanted to send this to everyone that has been a friend, a mentor, a teacher and a critic over the years. Thank you all it has helped me guided me and made me wiser.

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