Nine years after leaving the UK, former Sunday Herald editor Andrew Jaspan has returned with an ambitious scheme to turn 10,000 academics into an army of specialist contributors.
The Conversation launched in Australia two years ago and already claims to be the number one independent news website Down Under.
“We are a source of free content for websites to use. In Australia it is used everywhere – it’s like a Reuters or a PA service. It’s also become an ideas-portal for journalists and a source of new ideas and talent.”