Manchester Metropolitan is an official partner of The Conversation website – a fantastic and high-profile media outlet for academics to provide news analysis and commentary.
The Conversation is an increasingly invaluable resource among the global university community and Manchester Met has joined this select group. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that is free to read and republish. As a partner, the University will have greater opportunities and daily requests for expert analysis via the Press Office.
Academics from the University have already been involved and benefited from featuring on The Conversation, with articles being republished in other languages and a range of publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post.
This November, the articles by Manchester Met academics on The Conversation were:
- Five award-winning short films made by researchers that you should watch
By Amanda Ravetz
The power of storytelling research through film.
- Answering the biggest question of all: why is there something rather than nothing?
By Lloyd Strickland
Leibniz’s ‘great question’ remains a central question in philosophy and science today.
- Without birds, tropical forests won’t bounce back from deforestation
By Alexander C. Lees
Bird diversity may be the secret to forest resilience.
- Leave off, will you? Britain should celebrate ‘regional’ accents
By Rob Drummond
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner has received abuse for the way she speaks, just as politicians are accused of failing to represent the people.
How you can get involved
Interested academics may be contacted by the Press Office with a daily expert request. Alternatively, if you have an idea or are aware of a topic or issue that is likely to feature in the news agenda, you can contact the Press Office or pitch directly to The Conversation:
Send article ideas at any time to The Conversation, either direct via e-mail to an editor or using the pitch function on the site. Please contact the Press Office and relevant Conversation section editor about new or near-completed research, so they can follow up for potential articles and with relevant photos, video or multimedia for potential inclusion in articles.