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The Business of Content
The Business of Content
Simon Owens, tech and media journalist

The podcast about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize digital content.

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Episodes

The state of newsletter advertising in 2024

Subscribe to my newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   Ask about just any media executive, and they’ll tell you that the year 2023... more

21 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
How Riad Chikhani built GAMURS Group, one of the largest gaming media companies in the world

My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   By the time Riad Chikhani was 16 years old, he had already built a hugely successful... more

16 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
How to monetize newsletters on LinkedIn

Earlier this month, I sent a newsletter to my audience with the subject line: “Ask me a question.” Basically I... more

12 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
How Jack Kramer and Nick Martell sold their media company to Robinhood and then bought it back

My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   When Jack Karmer and Nick Martell launched their daily newsletter Market Snacks in 2011, they kept... more

07 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
How Cityside built a sustainable model for local news

My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   It’s no secret that local journalism has struggled since the Great Recessions, with hundreds of newspapers... more

02 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
How Lucas Grindley helped Next City grow to 1,000 paying members

Subscribe to my newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   Lucas Grindley knows something about building sustainable revenue streams for media companies. When he... more

24 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Will Spotify's audiobook streaming be good for authors?

Sign up for my newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   It’s been nearly five years since Spotify announced it would diversify its audio... more

18 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
How Gabe Fleisher built Wake Up To Politics, a daily newsletter with over 50,000 subscribers

Subscribe to my newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   There are plenty of popular politics newsletters out there, but none with the kind... more

17 Jan 2024 · 44 minutes
The biggest difference between the Creator Economy and traditional media

Subscribe to my newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/   Earlier this month, I sent a newsletter to my audience with the subject line:... more

12 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Will Buzzfeed file for bankruptcy in 2024?

It’s been a bad few years for Buzzfeed. After a disastrous IPO in 2022, it’s faced a tanking stock price,... more

05 Jan 2024 · 35 minutes
The Business of Content
The state of newsletter advertising in 2024
The Business of Content