March 19, 2014
UOW joins The Conversation
UOW has become a member of one of Australia’s largest independent news and commentary websites, The Conversation.
Established by former Observer editor Andrew Jaspan three years ago with the aim of providing independent, high quality and trusted content, The Conversation has grown rapidly. It currently boasts 1.5 million unique page views a month and with over 10,000 academic authors, working collaboratively with 40 editors in Australia and the UK, it is now the largest virtual newsroom in world.
The not-for-profit site sources of news and views directly from the academic and research community to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues and open up a higher quality of public discourse and conversations.
Through the use of creative commons, 80 per cent of all articles are republished elsewhere, including on the ABC, SBS, The Guardian, and various Fairfax and NewsCorp publications (both print and digital).
Some 68 UOW staff already contribute as authors to The Conversation. Their 127 articles have already garnered almost 400,000 readers and over 3000 comments. You can register as an author here.
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