Kent reaches almost 3 million readers on The Conversation

Academic staff and PhD students have embraced the opportunities offered by this independent source of news and views.

The University has now had 206 articles by 91 different authors published in The Conversation UK.

The total readership for these articles is 2,837,222 with almost 2000 comments from other contributors.

Corporate Communications has been a member (sponsor) of The Conversation UK since autumn 2015.

Launched in the UK in May 2013, The Conversation has rapidly become an important and popular independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. It aims to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues and hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.

The Conversation is a free resource: free to read and free to share or republish under Creative Commons licensing. To date, Kent articles have been reproduced by The Washington Post, CNN, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Le Monde, The Ecologist, Newsweek, The Daily Mail, NZ Herald, France 24, Scientific American, American Council on Science and Health, New Boston Post, World Economic Forum, International Policy Digest, US Science News and The Hindu, among others.

Academic colleagues and PhD students who would like to learn more about The Conversation, or engaging with the media in general, should contact the University’s press office.