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Simon Owens
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Attended Shippensburg University
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Facebook gives further clarification on how it was miscounting views on video.
Many of you may have seen the reports about our video metric miscalculation – I want to provide further clarity on the issue. About a month ago, we...
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The inventor of Spanx. An angry Malcolm Gladwell. Cops who use FREAKING TIME TRAVEL to solve crimes. We have some amazing podcast recommendations this week.
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Nick Quah writes a podcast industry newsletter that has 10,000 subscribers and several hundred paying subscribers.
<p><i>This item originally appeared in the <a href="http://www.politico.com/media/tipsheets/morning-media/2016/09/wapo-calls-for-snowdens-headnyts-next-international-editorthe-morning-media-profile-hot-pods-nick-quah-001116" target="_blank">September 19, 2016 edition of Morning Media</a>.</i></p>
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An argument that Matt Drudge was able to shape the media narrative by favoring positive stories about Trump.
CNN couldn't stop Donald Trump. Neither could...
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How Politico's Playbook newsletter has changed since Mike Allen left.
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Arianna Huffington regularly killed negative stories about her friends and business associates. 
William D. Cohan reveals one of the factors that may have contributed to her departure: a capricious management style that alienated many of the journalists who worked for her.
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A great deep dive on how Twitter is going all-in on live events, in some ways becoming more of a media company.
Can the company's move to stream major events right inside its app, including Thursday night NFL games, woo the masses?
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Data scientists prove that Amazon reviewers who receive free products consistently give higher reviews of said products.
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This horror series on YouTube had almost no budget and racked up 80 million views over three seasons.
The making of “Marble Hornets,” a horror series with over 80 million views
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How do you make a big splash with a podcast right out of the gate? How NPR marketed its second season of Invisibilia
NPR got around podcasts' inherent discoverability challenges in promoting its hit.
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The podcast industry generates $167 million annually, which is 1/3 of 1% of all digital ad revenue sold in the U.S. Nowhere to go but up.
Podcasts have benefited from the unique intimacy of its ads. Can that strength survive the rise of programmatic and dynamic ad insertion? Part 2 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
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Vox's card stacks were supposed to become a Wikipedia on steroids. So why did they underperform?
The editorial feature was the cornerstone of the explanatory news site, but it isn't the game-changer it was expected to be.
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Content and social media marketer
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Blogging, journalism, html, marketing, social media marketing, Public relations, PR,
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  • Benefit Administration for the Self-Employed, LLC
    Content and Social Media Marketing Consultant, 2014 - present
  • US News and World Report
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • JESS3
    Director of PR, 2011 - 2012
  • Levick
    Director of Digital Content, 2013 - 2014
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Washington, DC
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Simon Owens is a longtime journalist, marketer, and PR professional. He began his career as a newspaper reporter covering local government in Virginia. In 2008, he moved to Washington, DC to work at a marketing agency while simultaneously serving as an associate editor at PBS’ MediaShift. He has conducted PR, content marketing, and social media strategy for dozens of companies, organizations, and individuals, including Google, Comcast, Forbes, ESPN, C-SPAN, and Nike. For two years he was an assistant managing editor at US News & World Report where he built out the company’s then-nascent social media presence. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard’s Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Daily Dot, PBS.org, and US News & World Report.
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  • Shippensburg University
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June 9