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Such contemporary accounts often convey a sense of immediacy and impact...

The opening pages still convey a sense of immediacy and excitement...

The challenge of the environmental beat is to convey a sense of immediacy and pertinence...

Importantly, these acts possess a sense of immediacy...

Photographic images usually possess a sense of immediacy...

The new issues addressed in this edition possess a sense of immediacy...

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convey a sense of immediacy

The subject (contemporary accounts, opening pages, etc.)

  • expresses a direct influence on the reader, and/or
  • expresses an urgent call to action (mostly in a practical sense).

whereas

possess a sense of immediacy

leans more towards the first meaning.

  • Thank you for your answer. So, how we can paraphrase the last sentence? "This edition has new issues that ..." – sci9 Nov 6 '19 at 13:36
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    I mean that 'possess a sense of immediacy' leans more towards the definition of 'expresses a direct influence on the reader'. Hmm, in that context something like "the new issues addressed in this edition are relevant and pertinent". – Joachim Nov 6 '19 at 14:04
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    They're trying to say that the issues raised are important (indeed) and of direct influence to their readers; to realize the mechanism behind certain issues, and how to form a proper and informed opinion and possibly act on it. – Joachim Nov 6 '19 at 14:12
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    Correct. They are of immediate usefulness. – Joachim Nov 6 '19 at 14:19
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    Again, the they presented the talks in such a way that the audience would feel the importance, urgency, and/or direct influence the subject has on the lives of the audience. – Joachim Nov 7 '19 at 11:41

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