About Simon Owens

Simon Owens is a DC-area journalist who covers the media industry. His newsletter follows trends in both the Creator Economy and traditional media, and he also hosts The Business of Content, a podcast about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize their digital content.

Simon got his start as a newspaper reporter covering government and schools in Virginia. He later held editor positions at PBS’ Mediashift and US News & World Report. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Politico, Scientific American, Forbes, Harvard’s Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Daily Dot, PBS.org, and US News & World Report.

In addition to his journalism work, Simon’s conducted PR, content marketing, and social media strategy for dozens of organizations that include Fortune 100 companies, startups, and trade associations.

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Simon Owens is a media industry journalist who lives in Washington, DC. Contact him at simonowens@gmail.com.