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Liverpool is one of 13 UK universities supporting ‘The Conversation’, an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists.
Due to launch in the UK next month, The Conversation will source news, commentary and the latest research from the academic community. A team of journalists will work with academic authors to apply their expertise to topical issues, and make it available to the public.
The Conversation is committed to the Open Access movement and publishes all content under Creative Commons. It is both a media resource, allowing republishing of all articles, and a source of story ideas and new voices to follow up for interview.
The UK service is a partnership with the Melbourne-based The Conversation , which has been running for two years. It receives more than 850,000 unique visits each month and has more than 5,000 academic contributors.
Access to all
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby, said: “The Conversation will increase dissemination and understanding of knowledge, making academic research widely accessible to all. This new forum will provide academics with a new and innovative way of communicating with the public.”
Jonathan Hyams, UK Project Director, said: “We are extremely proud to be working with 13 pioneering universities from all over the country. The Conversation UK will offer a source of trusted comment and analysis, combining academic rigour with journalistic flair.”
The Conversation UK is a not for profit company based in London. The University of Liverpool is one of 13 UK universities that have committed support to the UK pilot phase of The Conversation, along with The Wellcome Trust, The Nuffield Foundation, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) as well as the Scottish Funding Council.
Academics who are interested in contributing to the Conversation should contact the Press Team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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