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<br /> J O U R N A L I S M W E E K LY<br /> www.pressgazette.co.uk 17 May 2013<br /> After 9 years, Jaspan<br /> returns to UK armed<br /> with 10,000 boffins<br /> DOMINIC PONSFORD<br /> Nine years after leaving the UK, former<br /> Sunday Herald editor Andrew Jaspan<br /> has returned with an ambitious scheme<br /> to turn 10,000 academics into an army of<br /> specialist contributors.<br /> The Conversation launched in Australia<br /> two years ago and already claims to be the<br /> number one independent news website<br /> Down Under.<br /> Now a team of eight editors – headed up<br /> by former Guardian news editor Stephen<br /> Kahn – are looking to repeat the site's<br /> success in the UK.<br /> Based at City University in London,<br /> the site has secured funding of £500,000<br /> mainly from the universities sector.<br /> It is not for profit and makes its content<br /> freely available to commercial media<br /> under certain conditions<a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=1"> J O U R N A L I S M W E E K LY www.pressgazette.c</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=2"> The World</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=3">  complex ideas and is a response to the complain</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=4"> This week Magazines Business and technology si</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=5"> The World The Carnegie Plan for Better Journalis</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=6"> This week Online The Conversation gives academ</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=7"> This week unique browsers a month, making it </a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=8"> This week Nationals Independent on Sunday edi</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=9"> This week Media law Saudi cleric sues Guardia</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=10"> In depth Nationals Auto Trader's move to digita</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=11"> In depth Meanwhile, it now claims to attract </a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=12"> Comment Online The Press Barons' Royal Charter</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=13"> Numbers Websites National press circulation fig</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=14"> Comment Nationals Alex Ferguson's press beatific</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=15"> Request a demo and find out how Atex can help you</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=16"> The World How I did it Why Catholic Church sex</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=17"> This week was part of a far wider exposure of</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=18"> Numbers </a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=19"> Picture Perfect This photograph, by Wei Seng Che</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=20"> Job ads Job spy Bauer Media is seeking an editor</a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=21"> Job ads Reuben-Sinclair has an opening </a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=22"> Diary Axegrinder Scandal, gossip and banter </a> <a title="PGW (17th May 2013) page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/38c112e2?page=23"> The World </a>