Simon Owens's Media Newsletter

Simon Owens
A newsletter about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize their digital content. This newsletter is free to subscribe to.
Created 13 May 2019
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  • Video podcasts are low-hanging fruit
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone forwarded it to you. If you fit into the latter camp and want to subscribe, then ...
  • “Subscription fatigue” isn’t really a thing
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Image via Pxhere Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now Let’s jump right into it… “Subscription fatigue” isn...
  • How Google collaborates with news outlets to optimize their content
    19 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Image via Pixabay Google has had a long and complicated relationship with news publishers. On the one hand, it sends billions of visitors to their websites every year through its main search engine an...
  • Can solo writers monetize longform journalism?
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Image via Pxhere Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone forwarded it to you. If you fit into the latter camp and want to...
  • The creator economy is not failing to spread the wealth
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    Image via Pixabay Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now Let’s jump right into it… The creator economy is no...
  • Judd Legum proved that investigative journalism can thrive on Substack
    12 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Image via YouTube Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now There’s this misconception about Substack that only...
  • The perils of sharing revenue with creators
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Image via Pixabay Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone forwarded it to you. If you fit into the latter camp and want t...
  • How the sausage gets made, volume 1
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Image via Pixabay Hey folks, happy Monday. Today’s newsletter is going to be a little different in subject and format. I spend a lot of time speaking to people within the media industry over the phone...
  • The media industry hasn't given up its addiction to vanity metrics
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Image via Pixabay Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Subscribe now Let’s jump right into it… The media industry hasn't...
  • How The Juggernaut built a media business targeting the South Asian diaspora
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Image via SnigdhaSur.com Snigdha Sur’s first idea for a media startup was a kind of Netflix-for-Bollywood streaming service, but when she spoke to investors about the idea, they all pointed out that i...
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