The not for profit university-based Inside Story magazine has reversed the usual direction of news publications by moving from being web-only to both web and print.

Inside Story began on the smell of an oily, founded and edited by Peter Browne, one of the quiet achievers of Australian publishing now employed by Swinburne University’s Institute for Social Research.

Last year it won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for journalism. In the meantime it has published a considerable amount of quality commentary. A personal recent favourite was this piece dissecting the My School website.

Now, the web magazine has become a 24 page monthly print magazine.

It appeared for the first time in yesterday’s Canberra Times, prominently blurbed on the front cover.

Next month, it will be distributed through selected bookshops nationwide.

*Declaration: I run the journalism program at Swinburne University, and expect to write for Inside Story in the future.

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