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.
Essays Editor, Longreads
19th July 2018
Championing the importance of long form content in a breaking news world
12th July 2018
Growing a global community of over 26 million people – and the best life hack learned along the way
Managing Director, WGSN
6th July 2018
Launching HuffPost UK from a mock-up idea to 8m users; and now leading a team of global trend forecasters to predict the future of how we’ll live and work
Chief Executive, 7digital
28th June 2018
The radio industry “lifer” predicts the future direction of streaming, curated content… and of radio itself.
Former Executive Chairman, News International
21st June 2018
The highs and lows of five decades as Rupert Murdoch’s most trusted lieutenant – building and running his global media empire.