Let’s discuss the future of zmagazine here. How do we like it to be, what kind of content should be in, how much issues, what format, etc. It is good to read about in the editorial, but an open discussion is much more productive.
The idea of converting to newsprint seems like an idea with merit and worth considering. If that is still not enough, maybe that in conjunction with the bi-monthly format.
It seems like a great magazine and worth keeping alive.
Yes, I agree, if the person has enough time and experience to do it well. Indesign by itself will not ensure a good layout.
A script-based approach with a simple layout can bring high quality with little effort. As the zmag stuff is rather small and time is scarce, scripts might come in handy to do the work.
But if you have time and a professional layouter, indesign would be far better, of course.