It’s pretty big news that Skateboarder Magazine has decided to go with a digital first approach. First we had SLAP Magazine call it quits to their print magazine. Skateboarder isn’t exactly calling it quits though, they have swapped their print mag for a complete interactive one. While you might really miss flipping through the pages and actually having a real copy in your hands, this approach allows for new things that weren’t possible in print. You can take a look at Skateboarder Magazine’s first digital issue here. Check it out and let us know how you feel about the change.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 16, 2013 – GrindMedia, the nation’s leading action and adventure sports media company, announces SKATEBOARDER Magazine’s innovative new digital-first content platform driven by the launch of its new, free, online video-based magazine and web-centric content platform. Nearly 50 years after SKATEBOARDER Magazine debuted the world’s first skateboarding publication, the pioneer is again changing the game by creating content platforms suited for today’s skate audience.
“SKATEBOARDER Magazine is the original voice of skateboarding and with this new way of gathering and delivering our content, it will ensure that we reach more readers through multiple delivery channels on a global scale,” said SKATEBOARDER Publisher Jamey Stone. “Whether it be our website, iPad/iPhone apps or print, SKATEBOARDER will be everywhere skateboarders live.” -Skateboarder Magazine