Andrew Jaspan launches newswire
Andrew Jaspan, former Editor-in-Chief at The Age and Founder of The Conversation, has started 360info, an independent newswire service that aims to disseminate reliable and credible information across the globe. 360info will provide university research-based content, free-of-charge, to media outlets under Creative Commons.
Media outlets and schools will be able to sign up to the newswire and publish their own content. 360info's initial funding has been provided by Monash University in Melbourne, which will also collaborate with its campuses in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta on the project.
Charis Palmer, former Chief of Staff at The Conversation, has joined 360info to lead its Asia-Pacific hub. The newswire will officially launch in January 2022. It will largely be based at Monash University in Melbourne, and also at the university's campuses in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.