Ohio State faculty reach 10 million reads on “The Conversation”
Researchers wrote about health, the moon, lottery winners and more
In January 2014, an Ohio State University faculty member published the university’s first article on what was then a little-known website called The Conversation.
Now, nearly seven years later, 144 Ohio State researchers have written 301 articles sharing their knowledge, analysis and expertise with people worldwide. Earlier this month, Ohio State faculty passed a milestone: Their contributions had received more than 10 million reads.
These articles have been read on The Conversation website, of course, and on Ohio State News, but they have also been republished in many other media outlets, including the The Washington Post, Scientific American and CNN. Our faculty have reached readers in more than 100 countries - and in some cases, their work has been translated into French and Spanish.
For those not familiar with The Conversation, it is an independent, nonprofit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public. Ohio State is a founding university member.
In honor of the 10 million-reads milestone, we are listing the top 10 most read articles by current and former Ohio State researchers on The Conversation:
Allard Dembe, professor of public health
Phillip Yuhas, assistant professor of optometry
Jay Zagorsky, former research scientist at the Center for Human Resource Research
Michael Vuolo, associate professor of sociology
Darrick Hamilton, former executive director of the Kirwan Institute, and Trevon Logan, professor of economics
Bryan Warnick, professor of educational studies
Wayne Schlingman, director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium