The Conversation UK
An independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from
the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Our team of professional editors work with university and research
institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.
Access to independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism
underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better
understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for
a better quality of public discourse and conversations.
We aim to help rebuild trust in journalism. All authors and editors sign up
to our Editorial Charter. All contributors must abide by our Community Standards
policy. We only allow authors to write on a subject on which they have
proven expertise, which they must disclose alongside their article. Authors’
funding and potential conflicts of interest must also be disclosed.
The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011. Since then it has
grown to become one of Australia’s largest independent news and commentary
sites. Now we’ve launched in the UK to bring our brand of trusted,
evidence-based journalism to a new audience. The Conversation UK will be a
distinct site, focused on issues of relevance to a local audience.
The Conversation UK has launched as a pilot site, building up to a larger
newsroom of dedicated journalists.