Jez Walters is the editor of What’s New in Publishing and a thirty-year veteran of the European advertising, marketing and publishing industries. He has edited and managed WNIP since 2012 with a special focus on how publishers can prosper at a time of profound tech disruption.
Esther is WNIP's commissioning editor, and mainly covers Facebook's precarious relationship with publishing, developments in the app business and sustainable business models. During the day, she's a B2B Content Marketing Manager for a major UK publisher, and is also co-host of industry podcast 'Media Voices'.
Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon and a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University (to name but one of his numerous fellowships). Damian is a regular writer, commentator and speaker on digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.
Simon Owens is a vastly experienced tech and media journalist who’s written for national publications including US News & World Report, The Atlantic, Scientific American and New York Magazine. Based in Washington, DC, Simon also hosts The Business of Content, a podcast about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize digital content.
A longstanding business journalist, Faisal rose to become Editorial Manager of The CEO Magazine before turning his attention to developments in media and digital publishing. His specialised focus is on the latest revenue generation strategies available to publishers.
Kevin Anderson is the managing producer for digital media at ideastream, a regional public media group in the US with two radio stations, five TV channels and a comprehensive digital offering serving almost 3 m people each month. For more than 20 years, Kevin has worked at the intersection of media and digital transformation, working as a journalist, a senior editorial leader, and an international media consultant.
Peter Houston is a writer, consultant and trainer working to help publishers build a sustainable multi-platform future. He has run Guardian Masterclasses, spoken at Google’s ThinkPublishing conference and is a judge on several magazine awards. He has written about media for The New Statesman, The Drum, FIPP, and researched and wrote the ‘State of the Media, 2017’ for The Media Briefing. Follow him @FlippingPages
Chris is a freelance journalist whose portfolio includes a weekly media-focused column in UK national title The New European, a stint as News Editor at TheMediaBriefing and bylines at the Guardian, Alphr, The Memo and more. He is the host of the Media Voices podcast and can be often be found tweeting about publishing innovation.
An experienced educator, media specialist, and writer, Mary Hogarth is a HEA Senior Fellow who lectures at Bournemouth University and also runs a consultancy practice, themagazineexpert Ltd which specialises in advising on new title launches, audience engagement, editorial development and developing sustainable magazine business strategies.
Liam Konemann is a London-based journalist writing reviews and features for print and online publications. With a welter of experience in the music industry, Liam has in-depth knowledge of Gen Z trends and new, upcoming publishing tech including blockchain and voice-user interfaces.