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Andrew Jaspan



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Professor Andrew Jaspan is the Director and Editor of The Global Academy hosted at Monash University. 

He is the Founder and Creator of The Conversation, Australia's largest independent news and commentary website that also operates in Africa, US, UK, France, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Indonesia. The combined global reach is 10.2 million unique readers a month. He conceived and led the initiative between 2010-2017

Andrew then moved to RMIT University where he was appointed a Professorial Fellow in School of Media and Communication to develop The Global Academy project which aims to develop new forms and narratives for global journalism. The project was initially supported by Melbourne, Deakin, Western Sydney and RMIT universities. The project moved to Monash University in 2020.

Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of The Age and Sunday Age in Melbourne. In the UK he edited The Observer (London), Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh), The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald (Glasgow), he was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue (London) and worked at The Times and The Sunday Times (London).

Andrew has held a range of non-executive, consulting and academic roles with organisations including The New Zealand Herald, Libération (Paris); RMIT University's Global Cities Institute; and Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Infrastructure, University of Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics, Modern History and Philosophy from the University of Manchester, UK, where his thesis was on The Role of the BBC in British Politics. He is a graduate of the 20:20 Senior Management Program run by UK's Common Purpose. 

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