I have just finished a 2 year stint as the Program Coordinator for Explanatory Journalism, Impact and Uptake, a SSHRC funded research project at X University’s Faculty of Communication and Design. The Explanatory Journalism Impact and Uptake (XJO) project explores the character and influence of academic explanatory journalism. The project examines The Conversation, an international journalism network where researchers publish explanatory news and current events articles related to their own areas of study. By uncovering what contributes to effective explanation, this research will identify the strategies that seem to make The Conversation unique for the future of digital journalism and knowledge translation.

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