The Twenty Minute VC: Jessica Lessin @ The Information

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@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
@JessicaLessin founder and Editor in Chief of The Information. Prior to The Information, she covered Silicon the technology industry for eight years at the Wall Street Journal where she wrote nearly 1,000 articles for the paper, consistently breaking news about major products, management changes and strategy shifts. Jessica was also part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Now you can follow both Jessica and me on Snapchat on @jlessk and @hstebbings In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Jessica come to found The Information following The Wall Street Journal? 2.) Marc Andreesen: 'print journalism is converging in quality and technique with blogs and Wikipedia'. Does Jessica agree with this? Has revisability has led to a lower quality initial publication? 3.) How does Jessica view the competitive landscape for journalism today? Who are competitors and what would Jessica say is complimentary to The Information?? 4.) We have seen the decentralization away from the central forms of authority in journalism. What effect has this decentralization had on distribution? Competition? Market size? 5.) What is the monetisation strategy for The Information? Why choose that strategy over the more prevalent others such as advertising? Items Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Jessica’s Fave Book: Ben Bradlee: A Good Life Jessica’s Fave Blog: Doug Young