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'The Conversation' Hopes To Bring 'Academic Rigor' To News04:16

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For the past few months, we’ve heard incessant election coverage – the predicted wins, the interviews with party celebrities and the campaign trail. But a new journalistic organization is doing things differently, with its coverage of elections and everything else.

It’s called "The Conversation," and it says its aim is to team up academics and journalists in a way that’s never been done before.

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik talks to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about "The Conversation" and its decision to opt for academics over correspondents.


This segment aired on November 5, 2014.

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