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The Conversation an antidote to shrinking newsrooms

For anyone interested in the growth of The Conversation’s unique form of global journalism there has been some interesting coverage this week.

In this piece from the Nieman Lab, Shan Wang writes that The Conversation has found its place as an antidote to shrinking newsrooms and “bite-size takes on news”.

Meanwhile US editor Maria Balinska has written a blog for the Knight Foundation about the first year of TC US, during which the team commissioned and pulished 1,491 articles from 1,382 authors that garnered more than 30 million reads.

Writes Balinska: “One of our proudest achievements has been how our content is being republished – under a Creative Commons license – by national publications such as Fortune, Newsweek, Time and The Washington Post.”

Since it was launched in Australia in 2011, The Conversation has expanded to the UK, the US and Africa. Further expansion is expected to be announced in coming months and we’ll keep you posted on our progress.