Newsmax Media and entrepreneurialism in digital journalism
Monday 14 November
In 1998 Christopher Ruddy set up Newsmax Media, an online conservative news media organisation in the US, and served as both columnist and editor-in-chief. Thirteen years later, Newsmax.com is the top rated site for conservative news in America - and sixth amongst all newspaper websites - with approximately seven million unique visitors per month. Newsmax also publishes a print magazine with a paid circulation of 230,000, as well as a host of financial and health publications. The company is expected to bring in revenue of approximately $70 million in 2011. In this talk, Mr Ruddy will discuss his experience in setting up Newsmax, and address the possibilities inherent in digital-first journalism for existing news outlets and for the social and web media entrepreneurs of the future.
Listen to the podcast of the event (mp3)
Speaker: Christopher Ruddy
Discussant: Sally Broughton-Micova
Chair: Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Christopher Ruddyis the founder and CEO of Newsmax Media, and has been named by Newsweek as one of the US's top 20 news media personalities. He is an LSE alumnus, holding a M.Sc in Public Administration and Public Policy.
Sally Broughton-Micova is a Research Office for LSE's Media Policy Project
Patrick Dunleavy is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE.