Thursday, February 19, 2015
Jerry Hsu #3.
The relaunch of the Skateboard Mag is now three issues deep. As I said before the photos look great, especially the Tony Trujillo feature in Issue #132. The lack of words in the form of editorial content is a bummer. I understand that print media is trying to find ways to stay interactive and draw readers to the website or vice versa, but how hard is to at least write a couple of paragraphs? Most "articles" are about two sentences long and one of those sentences is telling you to check out the video on the website. This doesn't help to interest the somewhat school-phobic audience of young skateboarders in reading. The covers have been a little hit or miss. That can be chalked up to growing pains and figuring out the direction they want to go in. I'm assuming that since former Transworld editor Joel Petersen is involved that Dave Carnie and Chris Nieratko will never be working for the Mag again. The Mag also feels slightly like a catalog with how products are reviewed, more so than other skateboard magazines. I'm basically staying reserved in judgement and seeing where the new format goes because there is still work to be done.
Transworld - October 2010 Volume 28 Number 10