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Feb. 20, 2024

Navigating the Future of Media Industries | Brian Morrissey, The Rebooting

Navigating the Future of Media Industries | Brian Morrissey, The Rebooting
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Media Empires

This week on Media Empires, Brian Morrissey, founder and CEO of Burrell Media Group, Editor-in-Chief at KDM, and Co-founder of The Black Canary Coffee, shares insights about the evolving media landscape, shifts in the marketplace, the rise of platforms that enable more independence for creators, the future of ‘micro-media,’ and much more. This conversation took place in twenty-twenty-three, and since recording, Brian's podcast and newsletter The Rebooting launched a private membership tier.

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(00:00) Episode Preview

(01:58) A journey through Brian’s media evolution

(02:47) Building a sustainable media ecosystem

(04:02) The role of advertising and subscriptions

(10:07) Niche audiences

(17:14) The impact of AI on media

(20:51) Investing in media

(25:29) The power of collective writing

(26:52) Exploring high value areas

(27:44) Networking is powerful

(32:13) The role of experts

(34:51) Intersections between tech and media

(41:32) Future of media and tech companies

(45:36) Being a solo entrepreneur isn’t for everyone

(47:24) Potential of VC for creators

(48:19) Realities of running a media business

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