Daily Bulletin


The Conversation

  • Written by Liz Minchin, Executive Editor, The Conversation

Today we’re delighted to announce the appointment of The Conversation’s first New Zealand Editor, who will join a team of editors working in 25 cities to share academic research and analysis with millions of readers worldwide.

Veronika Meduna is an award-winning journalist and author, with two decades of experience in radio, print and digital storytelling.

Veronika has previously produced and hosted a weekly science programme for New Zealand’s public broadcaster RNZ, written seven books, and contributed to local and international media including NZ Geographic, New Scientist and Deutsche Welle.

The new NZ Editor position has been created thanks to funding from four local universities: Lincoln University, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington and University of Waikato. The Conversation’s pilot in New Zealand has also been supported by two new media partners, the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the New Zealand Science Media Centre.

Veronika will work mainly with The Conversation’s founding team of editors, based in Australia. But NZ stories will also be shared across the Conversation’s growing international network of editions: the United Kingdom, the United States, Africa, France and a Global pilot. There are other editions in development, including Canada and Indonesia.

The Conversation is a not-for-profit educational website, whose editors work with academics and researchers to publish evidence-based articles that are free to read and republish. Each month, The Conversation reaches a global audience of 5.2 million users on our site, and 35 million unique page views through creative commons republication in other media.

Since joining The Conversation, Veronika has published articles by a number of leading New Zealand academics, helping them reach an international audience of almost half a million readers.

Victoria University Professor Rupert Sutherland, whose article on drilling into NZ’s most dangerous earthquake fault line was republished by outlets including Newsweek and I F###ing Love Science, said:

We had public interest in our work in the past, but the global reach and size of the audience for my article in The Conversation far exceeded my expectations. The really nice thing about publishing in The Conversation was that the article was written in my own words and was an accurate account of our results.

image Rupert Sutherland’s May 2017 article.

Be among the first to read the latest New Zealand research by joining 130,000 others in receiving the Australasian region’s daily email newsletter. Or follow Veronika and The Conversation on social media: @VeronikaMeduna on Twitter, and @ConversationEDU on Twitter and Facebook.

And if you’re a New Zealand-based academic or researcher doing work that’s relevant to a broad, global audience, you can register and “pitch” a new article for the New Zealand Editor to assess.

Massey University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jan Thomas, has already seen the benefits of joining The Conservation.

I was happy to support The Conversation’s expansion into New Zealand, having seen at my previous university how it helped academics share their research with the world and often led to new opportunities. For instance, a University of Southern Queensland technology analyst was offered support by Microsoft and Amazon after writing about his research, while one USQ astronomer alone has had his articles read more than 1.6 million times. I’m looking forward to seeing Massey’s world-class research being read in the same way.

Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Pollard said his university has joined The Conversation to further the societal role of academics and experts from the perspective of a specialist land university.

Lincoln staff and students are well placed to participate in debate about the trade-offs that have become grand challenges for New Zealand society and regulators.

Victoria University of Wellington Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford described The Conversation as a highly respected and effective channel to communicate the important work being done by Victoria’s scholars and researchers.

Joining The Conversation will increase the reach and impact of the high quality research being carried out at Victoria. It will also support our staff in their role as critic and conscience of society and Victoria’s commitment to leading debate on the major issues facing New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Professor Neil Quigley, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Waikato, said:

We’re passionate about ensuring that the University of Waikato’s research is accessible to everyone, shaping and informing national and global conversations on key issues. University of Waikato academics are globally recognised for the quality and impact of their research in areas such as the environment, cyber-security, Māori and indigenous studies, health and human performance and agriculture and The Conversation allows us to engage all New Zealanders on topics that matter to them, reflecting our motto ‘Ko Te Tangata’ - ‘For the people’.

If you’re new to The Conversation, you can read more about who we are, including 10 ways we’re different, our funding as a not-for-profit, and how anyone can read and republish our articles for free.

Authors: Liz Minchin, Executive Editor, The Conversation

Read more http://theconversation.com/new-zealand-joins-a-growing-global-conversation-79354

Writers Wanted

One quarter of Australian 11-12 year olds don't have the literacy and numeracy skills they need

arrow_forward

Step-by-Step Process of Filing Bankruptcy in Georgia

arrow_forward

The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

Prime Minister Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

KIERAN GILBERT: Kieran Gilbert here with you and the Prime Minister joins me. Prime Minister, thanks so much for your time.  PRIME MINISTER: G'day Kieran.  GILBERT: An assumption a vaccine is ...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

Did BLM Really Change the US Police Work?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has proven that the power of the state rests in the hands of the people it governs. Following the death of 46-year-old black American George Floyd in a case of ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

Scott Morrison: the right man at the right time

Australia is not at war with another nation or ideology in August 2020 but the nation is in conflict. There are serious threats from China and there are many challenges flowing from the pandemic tha...

Greg Rogers - avatar Greg Rogers

Business News

AppDynamics Solves Visibility Gap Between Traditional Infrastructure and Cloud Environments

New Full Stack Observability Platform, Integration With Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer and Cloud Native Visualisation Features Provide Cross Domain Insights and Analytics of Business Perfor...

Hotwire Global - avatar Hotwire Global

Why Your Small Business Should Bulk Buy Hand Sanitiser

As a small business owner, employee and customer safety is at the very top of your priority list. From risk assessments to health and safety officers, appropriate signage and proper briefing...

News Co - avatar News Co

How Phone Number Search In Sydney Can Help Your Business

To run a successful business, keeping track of your company and competitors are the major factors. With a lot of tools, available businesses have options to stay current. One way in which busine...

News Co - avatar News Co



News Co Media Group

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion