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Simon Owens

Tech and Media Journalist and Host of The Business of Content

Simon Owens is a longtime journalist, marketer, and PR professional. He started out as a newspaper reporter and later went on to conduct PR, content marketing, and social media strategy for dozens of companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. For two years, he was an assistant managing editor at US News & World Report. While there, he built out the company’s then-nascent social media presence. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Politico, Scientific American, Forbes, Harvard’s Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Daily Dot,, and US News & World Report.

He now edits an industry newsletter that covers everything from the Creator Economy to traditional media. He also hosts The Business of Content, a podcast about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize digital content.

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