The Conversation U.S.: Resources for Contributing Academic Writers

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Mar. 23, 2018

UNLV recently formed a partnership with The Conversation U.S., an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by academics and delivered directly to the public. 

The Conversation U.S. has a regular readership list of more than 60,000 subscribers and reaches millions of readers daily. Articles appearing on The Conversation U.S. are regularly republished by the likes of CNN, Washington Post, Time, PBS Newshour, and more. The Conversation U.S.' professional editors follow a collaborative publishing process and do not publish without final author approval, which enables academics to have the opportunity to share work with a large readership while ensuring it is portrayed accurately. Authors are provided a dashboard with metrics on any post(s) they contribute to The Conversation U.S.

All UNLV academic faculty, as well as Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows, are eligible to participate.

The Division of Research and Economic Development has compiled the following documents below to help UNLV academics get started with The Conversation U.S. We also encourage our academics to reach out directly to these UNLV contacts for the following purposes:

For general questions about The Conversation U.S. and recommendations of campus experts to invite to participate:

  • Raegen Pietrucha, director of communications, UNLV Research and Economic Development: raegen.pietrucha@unlv.edu, 702-895-4191

For help crafting story ideas/pitches for The Conversation U.S.:

To be added to UNLV’s directories highlighting areas of research/expertise:

UNLV Experts Directory:

  • Tony Allen, director of UNLV’s Office of Media Relations: tony.allen@unlv.edu, 702-895-0893

Research Match directory:

  • Raegen Pietrucha, director of communications, UNLV Research and Economic Development: raegen.pietrucha@unlv.edu, 702-895-4191

To ensure your work is also shared on the UNLV News Center and/or to have your story idea considered for the UNLV News Center:

To learn about additional ways UNLV can use your content from The Conversation U.S.:

Academics are also welcome to pitch their story ideas directly to The Conversation U.S. through their online form.