Ian Burrell: The Conversation will grow louder
The Media Column
I thought The Conversation was a smart idea the first time I heard about it. It’s a news website written by academics on the latest research and discoveries.
A team of journalists – and some clever software – ensure the university professors come down from their ivory towers and write accessibly. It’s free and carries no advertising (funding comes from universities and charitable foundations who thinks this type of material needs a wider audience).
Having been launched in Australia by Andrew Jaspan, the former editor of The Observer, it set up in the UK last May, and has just introduced new sections covering arts and education. Its coverage of the latter saw it setting the news agenda last week, thanks to a piece attacking the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, by David Bell, vice-chancellor at the University of Reading (and former Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education). It was page one news.
Expect The Conversation to grow louder.
Lost portraits of the Somme: 100 images of Tommies posing before they went over the top. Now can you help to identify them?
Israel-Gaza conflict: 'When Genocide is Permissible' article removed from The Times of Israel website
Mystery of the Siberian holes at the end of the world 'solved': Scientists offer explanation
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- < Previous
- Next >
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My client who are a leading organisation...
Competitive (DOE): Guru Careers: We are looking for an Assistant Management Ac...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: A data analytics are currently looking t...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: A leading marketing agency have won a fe...