Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.
The challenges of running 100 iconic media brands with 150 million readers – across 50 global offices
Alan Murray is the Chief Content Officer at Time Inc, responsible for its journalism across the whole company – 7,200 employees, 150 million readers, and 100 global media brands including People, TIME, Sports Illustrated, and Entertainment Weekly. He is also Editor in Chief of Fortune. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his new role – the opportunities and challenges for legacy brands embracing digital; connecting with emerging talent and trends; interacting with 80,000 readers on his daily personal e-newsletter; and shares what he learned at two decades at the Wall Street Journal, including the ‘sacred’ relationship with the reader, and the overwhelming importance of truth; how 9/11 forced a career change, and why the Monica Lewinsky scandal nearly made him leave journalism forever; and why all ambitious fledgling journalists should learn… to code.
22nd March 2018
The journey leading and growing a unique global lifestyle media brand, refusing social media… and exciting plans for the future.
Editor, Today, BBC Radio 4
15th March 2018
Leaving the Evening Standard to lead the BBC’s flagship news programme – with changes made, and further changes to come… and the problem of the BBC’s gender pay gap
Editor, Good Morning Britain, ITV
8th March 2018
Honing the perfect breakfast TV formula from failed attempts to rescue ‘Daybreak’; successfully pairing “two alpha brains” Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid – and behind the scenes of the President Donald Trump interview.
Europe Editor, BBC
1st March 2018
In the thick of Europe’s most turbulent time in a generation… and what’s really happening behind the scenes with Brexit.
Strategy Director, News Partnerships, Google
22nd February 2018
Tackling fake news, and repairing Google’s relationship with the news industry – offering strategic advice, and even cash investment