Media Innovation Content

Media Innovation Content

Predictions for journalism in 2023: diversity and mental health | Link

Digital Content Next

Podcasters explore diverse revenue streams in a bid for growth  | Link

With 1 million subscribers, The Atlantic eyes what’s next  | Link

How Outside, FT and Dow Jones use AI for search and solutions  | Link

Amid AI, ads and antitrust, press power holds the spotlight at DCN Summit  | Link

Condé Nast’s Deborah Brett on the power of partnerships | Link

Media organizations grapple with developing AI policies | Link

Media execs weigh risks, challenges of generative AI | Link

Are we entering the age of artificial journalistic intelligence? | Link

Great lengths: Optimizing video across platforms | Link

Regulation, revenue, and relationships top of mind at the 2022 DCN Next: Summit | Link

Social audio brings NPR new, engaged audiences—and much more  |  Link

For Axios, social audio builds journalists’ profiles and skillset | Link

How social audio supports The Washington Post’s “adoption, addiction, and affection” strategy |  Link

At The Texas Tribune, audiences expect service from social audio | Link

Best practices from media organizations on using Twitter Spaces | Link

How Insider uses Twitter Q&As to increase transparency and trust | Link

Magazines Canada

In 2021, I made predictions on magazine industry trends for 2022 in a hotsheet for Magazines Canada.

Innovation in News Media World Report

In 2018, I was assistant editor on the Innovation in News Media World Report. I wrote five of 12 chapters on topics including reader revenue, service journalism, culture change, media tech and a selection of media voices. I also helped with ideation, narrowing in on the top 12 pressing issues, challenges and areas of interest to global news publishers.

Mediamorphosis: How to change your news culture  | PDF

How to migrate from ads to reader revenue  | PDF

Choose your tech | PDF

How your expertise can pay for your journalism  | PDF

Quote unquote  | PDF

Innovation In News Media World Report 2017
In 2017, I contributed to the 2017 edition of the Innovation In News Media World Report. I wrote a case study on the success of pop-up publication The New European, and wrote a story on media measurement and analytics.

How great companies analyzse and act on data  | PDF

Why only niche news brands will survive | PDF


From 2016-2020, I worked with FIPP – the network for global media, as its Americas Correspondent, covering North, South and Central American magazine media companies. My features were shared on, FIPP’s weekly newsletter FIPPWorld, and on the Digital Innovators Summit website.

I wrote about business models, monetisation, revenue, strategies, content, audience engagement, innovation and transformation, and developing storytelling and tech trends.

My role was to share knowledge, guidance and best practices, and provide information and intelligence to help FIPP’s audience improve their work and businesses.

Published work:

Digital Innovators Summit

How Cheddar Inc. innovates to create a new type of media for a new generation  Link

Innovation launch: Here’s where and how magazines and other media innovate  Link

How to talk to teens - Bleacher Report and The Economist on engaging the younger generation    Link


Subscription boxes: How to make ecommerce a steady revenue stream  Link

Meredith, HBR, Mondadori and more on how post-pandemic magazine offices will change  Link  

Meredith sees dramatic increase in voice platform use over last four weeks Link

Lessons from Time’s ground-breaking two year immersive VR project, The March Link

What FIPP members and other media companies are doing to support readers and employees Link

Expert Q&A: How to set up a remote work process Link

Investment in culture, personal development key to attracting and retaining staff Link

[Long read] Condé Nast, Hearst, Mondadori and more on the skills media professionals need to survive 2020 Link

Canadian rock band Arkells asks fans to stop running from paywalls, and support journalism with merchandise offer Link

Hearst’s Zuri Rice on video content strategy, focusing on YouTube, and growing longform video Link

How FIPP board member Julia Raphaely keeps Associated Media Publishing’s brands in the spotlight Link

How magazine publishers view data and privacy: three things to bolster privacy practices Link

Condé Nast’s Eric Gillin on brand building, listening, and solving problems Link

Financial Times launches boutique consulting firm using in-house talent, building off success Link

After chasing scale, Hearst is doubling down on influence Link

FIPP unveils new branding Link

Learning from Trusted Media Brands transformation into a multi-platform company Link

Meredith to launch new Property Brothers title in 2020 Link

Low-friction models gaining traction to supplement magazine subscription strategies Link

Magazines elevate storytelling to focus on climate change Link

Prince Harry guest edits National Geographic’s Instagram for a day Link

Global entertainment platform Fandom brings on former Condé Nast EVP Link

Magazines join fight against single-use plastics by looking into alternatives to polybagging Link

Behind Insider’s rewritten and illustrated Mueller Report Link

Inside Penske Media’s expansion to China: WWD and Variety Link

Summer of 69: the first magazine of a collaboration series between Meredith and NYT Link

Time launches AR and VR app, moves forward with immersive experiences Link

Hearst invests into training and education of employees with Hearst Data U Link

How The Economist successfully engages younger readers Link

Four Meredith brands on why magazine media are focusing on social good Link

Finding a home at Penske Media, Rolling Stone ‘poised to continue to tell world’s most important stories… for decades to come’ Link

How The New York Times’ AI-driven data insight tool is informing ad campaigns Link

Allrecipes’ unlocks audio content through Meredith’s SmartCodes Link

Instagram follows other platforms by launching digital magazine Link

Using algorithms to bolster paid content and commerce strategies Link

Navigating uncertainty: how niche magazines are overcoming revenue challenges Link

How Meredith’s Parents magazine creates content for millennial moms Link

Bonnier and Meredith on the value of awards as revenue and engagement drivers Link

How live journalism is gaining traction and engaging audiences around the world Link

National Journal moves away from advertising revenue completely Link

Behind Editorial Perfil’s launch of Marie Claire Argentina Link

Productivity hacks for magazine editors Link

Time begins production on epic immersive, virtual reality experience Link

Why retention needs to be a bigger priority for magazine media in 2019 Link

Making change in the Canadian magazine industry Link

Meredith Corp’s Innovation Group leverages technology and shares best practices across portfolio Link

How collaboration across departments and companies benefits magazine media Link

New EIC Jacqueline Gifford on evolving and growing Travel+Leisure Link

Exact Editions launches digital edition of Kickstarter-funded new film magazine Link

Behind Time magazine covers: a Q&A with DW Pine Link

Magazine media M&As – what happened in 2018 in review Link

How Kalmbach Media is tackling reinvention Link

How The Site magazine uses a collaborative management structure Link

How Vivendi’s video platform Dailymotion’s hyper-personalisation spurred audience growth Link

Departures magazine debuts new interactive print ad in partnership with Audi Link

How Smithsonian magazine leverages live events across platforms Link

Leading journalism academics discuss age of misinformation Link

NYMag’s The Strategist launches SoHo pop-up shop for holidays Link

Here’s a timeline of Meredith’s purchase of Time Inc. and what’s been happening Link

Why Hearst’s is an ecommerce testing ground for the publisher Link

Meredith’s EatingWell EIC talks about merge with Cooking Light Link

Behind the Economist’s new collaborative podcast with Slate Link

How Pop-Up Magazine does live storytelling Link

Bloomberg exec talks about digital expansion to Argentina Link

Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne on growth in the US market Link

ProPublica brings levee and flooding to life with interactive storytelling Link

‘Magazines are dead’, debunked Link

How Hearst re-imagines Runner’s World and Bicycling for modern audience Link

Why BBC Good Food is sharing its 11,000 recipes over voice platforms Link

Behind National Geographic’s partnership for AR star storytelling Link

Meredith’s Real Simple’s new idea home offers audience design by experience Link

How a change in tone and voice shaped Meredith’s Shape magazine’s evolution Link

Future’s music portfolio sees growth with acquisition Link

Food & Wine launches pop-up studio for annual event Link

How Rolling Stone is expanding its events strategy Link

Behind The Economist’s first graphic novel on Instagram Link

Five minutes with Paul Croughton, Robb Report’s new editor-in-chief Link

How Canada’s The Logic news startup is banking on the shift to reader revenue Link

Far & Away magazine: the result of NatGeo’s storytelling and WSJ’s global insights Link

Content strategy drives Reader’s Digest’s digital growth Link’s new digital director on embracing innovation, ambitious storytelling and ‘keeping things in motion’ Link

Robb Report launches video-on-demand documentary series for Facebook Watch Link

A closer look at the Argentinian magazine market Link

Hearst’s Troy Young on three current trends in the advertising market Link

How EYP’s Orange Magazine engages young media makers Link

Hearst’s House Beautiful builds house-sized brand extension Link

How Woman’s Day connects with their 20-million strong female audience Link

How Seventeen helps teens engage in social activism Link

How constraints breed creativity for Attica Media Group’s digital transformation Link

Muse: Robb Report’s new brand targeting female readership Link

How women’s magazines innovate Link

How to talk to teens: Bleacher Report and The Economist on engaging the younger generation Link

The relationship between publishers and platforms: fixing what was broken and other lessons Link

Magazine brands shopping into the future with visual search Link

How Cheddar Inc. innovates to create a new type of media for a new generation Link

How Harvard Business Review uses emerging media formats to super-charge audience engagement Link

Innovation launch: Here’s where and how magazines and other media innovate Link

How TechRadar uses precision content and ecommerce to engage audiences and increase revenue Link

Meredith’s People brand launches AMP Stories mobile storytelling format Link

Hearst’s Cosmopolitan and Seventeen partner with Amazon to create shoppable content Link

Five minutes with new FIPP member Emerging Market Media Link

TMB survey outlines shift in marketer preference for branded video, but also brand safe environments  Link

Behind the scenes of’s new Little Black Book celebrity video series Link

How drones get impossible shots for Bonnier and National Geographic Link

How Hola! USA leveraged its legacy to grow exponentially in its first year Link

Why Hearst is betting big on voice Link

TechRadar roadtrippers offer insight into best tech for publishers and journalists on the go Link

How Martha Stewart Living saw success across platforms in 2017 Link

Three experts share publisher expectations for 2018 Link

Trusted Media Brands’ investment in talent leads to explosive growth Link

Behind Sports Illustrated brand expansion to OTT Link

Country Living unwraps another innovative cover campaign Link

How involving a guest editor creates buzz, increases engagement Link

Meredith’s purchase of Time Inc. ‘a truly transformative moment’ – Steve Lacy Link

The state of brand licensing around the world Link

How Better Homes and Gardens achieved growth in new audiences, engagement and marketshare Link

Forbes launches Bankable, a career, money and balance initiative Link

Time magazine finds new content with Reddit partnership Link partners with YouTube for video content series Link

Time Inc. launches Adapt, new native video tool Link

How IDG uses data to understand audience needs, enable growth, and bring in revenue Link

British GQ partners with music platform Vero to build audience and engagement Link

How brands can tap into passions – findings of award-winning Time Inc. UK’s study Link

G+J CEO shares seven top lessons for success Link

Publishers share recipes for international brand development Link

Pivoting to video, the Google, Facebook duopoly and other media challenges Link

The value of paper Link

The tactile power of print in a swipe and scroll world Link

Events: Think differently, says Cannes Lions director Link

Charting a roadmap for the future: James Tye outlines blueprint for leaders Link

Inside Marie Claire’s pop-up experiential shop in New York’s SoHo Link

Declan Moore: be honest about the strengths of your brands and where opportunities lie Link

Following its success with Slack, Harvard Business Review expands bot strategy Link

Time to amplify new conversations we’re having in the marketplace – St. Joseph Media’s new president Link

100 years of Forbes… and the future to come Link

NBC’s Snapchat show highlights promise of daily, mobile short-form content Link

How Bloomberg leverages content and technology to serve a global audience Link

How Seventeen reaches out to it’s teenage audience, one immersive summer experience at a time Link

NYT launches in-depth and immersive travel magazine in China Link

How Quartz approaches online advertising with ‘less is more’ Link

Social and visual experts share their top tips for Snapchat, Instagram, FB and Twitter Link

How a new CMS helped Editora Caras achieve transformation goals Link

How The New York Times Magazine targeted kids with a special section Link

The remarkable transformation of Atlantic Media’s National Journal Link

[Congress speaker Q&A] How six initiatives led to stunning audience and revenue growth for BBC Good Food Link

How Canadian Art expanded the power of niche to build its audience Link

How Harper’s Bazaar’s ecommerce platform adjusted focus and strategy Link

How Marie Claire is embracing a more diverse range of voices Link

Country Living takes readers on a road trip with pioneering front cover Link

How Southern Living is going about brand extensions, from community to retail and more Link

Behind Rogers Media’s biggest transformation Link

How Meredith’s Magnolia Journal subscriptions bloomed to near a million in a matter of months Link

How developing trends in luxury advertising impact thinking (and doing) at Robb Report Link

How TEN extends brands across platforms (and created one out of YouTube) Link

How Harvard Business Review experiments with Slack, bots Link

Bo Sacks: the man behind ‘Heard on the Web’ Link

How Mexico’s Merca2.0 experiments into the future Link

How Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit approaches content strategy Link

Digital media strategy: verticals, consolidation and the ‘squeezed middle’ Link

Developing space for creativity to thrive and move business forward Link

How to develop a personal brand into a media brand Link

Platforms as mass media, magazine media as niche and ‘why you should not outsource your future’ Link

Audience engagement: why a platform-appropriate content strategy is crucial Link

Lessons for developing multiple revenue stream models Link

How The New York Times brings the audience inside Link

John Wilpers showcases top trends included in new FIPP Innovation World Report Link

How this magazine uses events and video to augment its content strategy Link

How PressReader achieves content marketing success leveraging unique cross-sector insights Link

How Brazil’s Infoglobo transformed into a multiplatform content company Link

How MPA Next creates community for up-and-coming magazine media professionals Link

The story behind New York Magazine’s highly praised ‘Year in Memes’ Link

Hearst Autos broadens audience, invests in mobile and editorial for 2017 Link

How Meredith fuels its revenue growth across channels Link

[Congress Q&A] Axel Springer’s special interest magazines are booming in Germany Link

IDG focuses on growth after acquisition by China Oceanwide and IDG Capital Link

Here’s more on how Facebook wants to better collaborate with you Link

How The Economist built an award-winning engagement strategy Link

Media predictions for 2017 Link

Challenges facing magazines discussed at Toronto panel Link

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing launches innovation lab Link

Time Inc. UK research reveals new insight into Millennials Link

How Meredith’s programmatic advertising is evolving Link

Visualising real time analytics Link

“40 million steps” – a feature by Runner’s World Link

Lessons from The New York Times on virtual reality Link

How editors can make analytics work to their advantage Link

How IDG approaches editorial strategy Link

How Australia’s Pacific Magazines is making a digital transformation Link

Robb Report celebrates 40th anniversary, eyes global expansion Link

Magazines Canada announces new awards programme Link

News magazines provide context, analysis in a digital era Link

Cultural blocks form a barrier to innovation Link

Hearst’s Coles appointed to chief content officer Link

How the role of the publisher is changing Link

Why publishers are turning to the atomisation of content Link

Immediate Media’s content studio pushes boundaries Link

Meredith’s video investment, explained Link

Ad fraud on mobile the next battleground for publishers Link

Annoying, disruptive ads main reason for adblockers, concludes HubSpot study Link

What does Facebook’s algorithm change mean for publishers? Link

Magazines Canada launches mashup campaign to promote newsstand sales Link

Magazines with changing formats, models are still magazines Link

Snapchat launches a digital magazine Link

The changing role of the editor Link

Andreas Pfeiffer: Publishers must explore distributed content Link

How Harvard Business Review approaches innovation and future development Link

Social data gives publishers advantage, 24/7 insight into audience Link

The Economist reveals insights from award-winning research into millennials Link

Mobile is a mindset and an opportunity for publishers Link

Great content creates value for The Daily Beast Link

How The Economist engages audiences on the go Link

Sharing platforms take the stage at FIPP London Link

How Hearst and Time Inc. are approaching mobile Link

Mobile is already here Link

Why data visualisation of social analytics is the next frontier for publishers Link

How The New Yorker’s paywall fuels its growth Link

Five minutes with Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada’s new CEO Link

How AllRecipes has moved beyond online…to print Link

Small magazines make big splashes Link

How to improve ad effectiveness and combat fraud Link

Behind the Annex-Newcom partnership Link

Using creativity and storytelling to move business Link

Making language work in an internationalised world Link

Using video, images and more to make the most of the mobile, social, visual web Link

Gaining magazine sales advantage through data Link

How Ebner Media group transformed from a 200-year-old publisher to a multi-platform powerhouse  Link