Inside Story reverses trend as it moves from online into print

The three-year-old website inserted its first full-colour 24pp edition into the newspaper last month and will publish its second issue tomorrow (29 April) as an insert and available free at selected bookstores nationwide.

Editor Peter Browne said the 42,000-run edition, which contains essays and features from various journalists and academics, is here to stay.

“We’re in this for the long haul,” he said.

“Unlike America, we still see newspapers as a viable option in Australia and this is definitely a long-term ambition.”

Browne admitted the undertaking was a “bit of a skin of the teeth operation” with costs handled by the university, Fairfax-owned Canberra Times and a number of sponsors.

The 52gsm publication was printed and inserted at the Federal Capital Press plant in Canberra, which also produces the Canberra Times and a number of local newspapers.

Inside Story said it has gained a reputation for original, high-quality journalism in its short lifetime and its successes include an essay from the publication winning the Premier’s Literary Award.

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