JEEcamp 2009: Interview with Martin Belam – on the future of journalism

I was in Birmingham yesterday for JEEcamp. It’s a great opportunity to talk about journalism and, more specifically, how to make money from it.

I asked Martin for his predicitions on the future of the press

  • “There was news when monks were writing chronicles and there was news when there were town criers,” he says. So there will still be news in ten years time, “perhaps in a different format”.
  • News will still make money but we will “sell a lot more things to a lot bigger audeince at a lot lower price”.


Martin Tweets @MartinBelam and blogs at Currybet and MediaGuardian.

I put Martin in my list of UK bloggers and Twitterers who are beginning to rival their US peers for my attention.


About John Welsh

John Welsh has spent his entire working life in business-to-business media, first traditional publishing, having edited three magazines over 14 years, and, second, exhibitions since 2007. He started this blog on 22 June 2008 and ended it on 18 May 2010.
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