Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider
Founding one of the most successful business publications in the world
Henry Blodget is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider. In this in-depth interview, he explains how he created one of the most successful business publications in the world, from the jaws of ‘humiliating’ defeat – taking the site to 100 million readers, 300 employees, and a $343m sale. The self-confessed ‘news addict’ argues we’re in the ‘golden age’ of journalism; welcomes Facebook as a generator of traffic and not as competitor; shares an innovative idea to fund struggling local newspapers; and talks practical techniques to encourage clicks – but without crossing into ‘brand destroying’ clickbait.
CEO, Guardian Media Group
7th December 2017
Building a trusted yet financially sustainable global media brand; the incredible success of the ‘supporters’ initiative; keeping their content paywall-free… and a tense relationship with Facebook
30th November 2017
The advertising industry leader on the now “broken” traditional agency model – and how the “blurring of the borders” between disciplines is now inevitable
Social Media Editor, BBC News
23rd November 2017
Breaking news fast yet accurately, tailoring content to suit each platform… and how their online operation will ultimately overtake broadcast.
Editor, The Stage
16th November 2017
How the world’s oldest theatre publication embraced digital, the rapid rise of ticket prices, introducing fresh talent… and the darker side of show business.
Editor, 'Victoria Derbyshire', BBC News
9th November 2017
Moving a successful radio partnership into television, driving the news agenda with unique and distinctive journalism… and her joy at winning a BAFTA