Sys-Con runs and owns JDJ, formerly "Java Developer's Journal," which also had a large portion of its staff resign in June 2004 (including your Humble Author).
From Mr. Turner:
We regret that Sys-Con Media has been unable to apply a standard of journalistic ethics that we can comfortably operate under. We feel that recent articles published with the consent of Sys-Con Media fail to meet minimum generally accepted journalistic codes, and because the management of Sys-Con Media has failed to acknowledge that the articles are by all informed judgment ethically unsupportable, we have decided we must find other avenues for our work.While Mr. Turner didn't say, specifically, a series of events might have contributed: Maureen O'Gara's articles on Pamela Jones (author of Groklaw), which resulted in Ms. O'Gara being forbidden use of Sys-Con as an outlet, and the publisher's interview with Free Software Magazine.
What does this mean for Sys-Con? What print magazines do you read, and what benefit do you get from them? If you were going to create a print magazine for Java, what would it look like?