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At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

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I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Get Crikey! Cheap.

Each year Nick Gruen arranges an annual group subscription to Crikey! to get the cost down.

Nick says:

"It’s on again this year - with our group subscription running out, it’s time to resubscribe - if you want to.

The amount you’ll pay is a function of how many takers we have.

Here’s the list of prices from Crikey.

3-5 subscribers - $95 each
6-9 subscribers - $85 each
10-20 subscribers - $75 each
20-49 subscribers - $65 each
50+ subscribers - $55 each

Please email me at
nicholas AT gruenxxx DOT com DOT au - without the ‘xxx’s if you’re prepared to sign up at the ten plus level of $75 though I expect we’ll make the cut to the twenty plus level and perhaps even to the next one.

PS: We’re already over 10 subsribers and I hope heading into 20-49 territory."

Get into it. Smartly. The more of us that do within the week, the cheaper it'll be.

A lateral idea.