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10 reasons why The Conversation is different (and if that’s important to you why we need your support)

The Conversation provides readers with a free high-grade and trusted information service.

We are quite different to anything else in the media for the following reasons:

  1. In a world of misinformation and spin, The Conversation contributes to healthy democratic discourse by injecting facts and evidence into the public arena.

  2. All our content is sourced from university scholars and researchers who have deep expertise in their subject.

  3. We are committed to responsible and ethical journalism, with a strict Editorial Charter and codes of conduct. Errors are corrected promptly.

  4. We are transparent, with every author disclosing his or her expertise, funding, and conflicts of interest.

  5. We are a global knowledge project, with 50 staff based in Australia and the UK working with more than 11,600 specialist scholars and researchers. Our aim is to have editors in every part of the world.

  6. All our content is free to read and republish under Creative Commons while the rest of the media charges for re-publication.

  7. We believe in the free flow of information. We disseminate our content to more than 9,000 sites worldwide. That gives our content a global reach of 5.2 million readers a month, and growing.

  8. To avoid commercial conflict we don’t carry advertising pop-ups or annoying autoplay.

  9. In Australia, we rely on the support of universities, research institutes (inc CSIRO), the Department of Education, corporates such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as foundations and reader donations. In the UK, we rely on the support of universities, research institutes, SAGE and Wellcome Trust, as well as other foundations.

  10. We are a not-for-profit organisation serving the public good.

If you support these aims, please help us to continue and improve our service.

Andrew Jaspan, Editor.