SAGE partners with leading academic news site The Conversation

November 25, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (25, November 2013) - SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, today announced an exciting new partnership with a major online news website, The Conversation, to support access to high quality academic research within the mainstream media.

Originally launched in Australia in 2011 and now their largest independent news site, The Conversation UK, which launched 6 months ago, brings a unique combination of academic rigour and journalistic flair to the world of academic research. Articles published on the site are authored by academics with the help of experienced journalists to ensure research is accurately reflected within the media. SAGE has championed the importance of social science since its founding in 1965 through the publication of high quality research and pedagogy, through stimulating debate events and partnerships, and through the creation of online communities (http://www.socialsciencespace.com, http://www.methodspace.com and Pacific Standard). This partnership takes this commitment further. As a partner, SAGE will be supporting the important role that The Conversation plays in helping academics to engage directly with the public and increasing the reach, the impact and the public understanding of high quality and influential academic research.

Speaking of the partnership, SAGE's Global Publishing Director, Ziyad Marar commented:

"Academia and its relationship with the media has been one of those long contested problems. Getting accurate reporting of academic rigour into the public sphere remains one of the key concerns of the academic community, as they work to get their voices heard and engage in debate around key issues. Since our founding, SAGE has been committed to both enabling informed debate around public policy and to disseminating the work of our authors and editors to best effect. The difficulty of doing so has long been diagnosed, but the Conversation may well have come up with a cure! As such we are delighted to announce this partnership and look forward to seeing their excellent work go from strength to strength."

Max Landry, Chief Operating Officer, The Conversation, further commented:

"To have the support of SAGE as we move forward is tremendously exciting for everyone at The Conversation. We're big admirers of the work SAGE does, and see them as a natural partner. I look forward to our teams working closely together."
-end-
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepublications.com

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Access to independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations. http://theconversation.com/uk/

SAGE

Related Public Policy Articles from Brightsurf:

Social media can guide public pandemic policy: QUT research
As global cases of COVID-19 fast approach 50 million, a team of Australian, Afghan, Iranian and Italian researchers examined more than 35,000 tweets and say social media analytics can capture the attitudes and perceptions of the public during a pandemic.

Why are patient and public voices absent in COVID-19 policy-making?
Patient and public voices were ''regrettably'' absent in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but must now move centre stage, argue experts in The BMJ today.

COVID-19 antibody testing needn't be perfect to guide public health and policy decisions
While it's too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue 'immunity passports', antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an international group of infectious disease and public health experts in Science Immunology today.

Growing volume of gun policy research creates basis for policy decisions
While research about many gun policies still lags, a surging number of studies now provides the evidence needed to make sound decisions on policies designed to reduce homicides and injuries while protecting individuals' rights.

Nephrology and Public Policy Committee (NPPC) aims to intensify research activity
Epidemiological and clinical research and public policy in Europe are generally considered to be comprehensive and successful - and the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) is playing a key role in the field of nephrology research.

Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University.

Educational outreach, public policy changes needed to reduce health hazards at nail salons
The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages.

Tragic death of baby highlights need for vitamin D public health policy change
UK vitamin D supplementation policy needs to change to protect the health and lives of babies, pregnant women and dark skinned individuals, say University of Birmingham researchers.

Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid epidemic
A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.

Minority public managers prefer integrating social equity, traditional public values
Minority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher and two fellow KU alumni.

Read More: Public Policy News and Public Policy Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.