Swerve magazine isn’t your typical newspaper supplement. A staple in Friday’s Calgary Herald, the award-winning insert, with its quirky style and long-form journalism, is more than just an events guide. Swerve’s editor, Shelley Youngblut, wants to start a conversation about Calgary. The magazine’s editorial and financial success mean it could serve as a model for other cities.
Meet Youngblut and Swerve in Kostiner’s feature for the Winter 2011 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, launching on December 14 at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto.