Andrew Jaspan

Andrew Jaspan



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Professor Andrew Jaspan is the Founding Editor and Director of hosted at Monash University.  

360info is an open access global information agency that tackles the world’s biggest challenges and offers practical solutions. It publishes research-driven, solutions-focused, and ready-to-use content and deliver it to republishers without charge, under Creative Commons. By partnering with thousands of publishers worldwide looking to add in-depth context and more diverse voices to their news journalism, we better inform readers worldwide.

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Politics, Modern History and Philosophy, BA (Hons), Thesis: The Role of the BBC in British Politics, University of Manchester