Journalism site The Conversation taps knowledge of academia
Boston Globe - 04/17/2015
Northeastern professor and media commentator Dan Kennedy has mixed reactions to the new enterprise.
“I do think journalists ought to do more to seek out real experts on subjects they’re writing about,” he said. But he’s not yet convinced about The Conversation’s viability here.
“The media market here is very different. In the UK, most serious journalism tends to be done by the broadcast outlets,” he said, leaving a vacuum for the website to fill.