Brian Morrissey. Editor in Chief, and President of Digiday. Watcher of the media landscape.
WHAT LED YOU TO START WORKING IN DIGITAL/MEDIA PUBLISHING?
I’ve always been curious about how things work. That led me to journalism. One of the great stories of our time, to me, was how media is changing with the influx of technology.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
I probably don’t have a typical day. I edit stories, do podcasts, figure out our audience development strategy, work on our events, etc. It’s a mix of a lot of things.
WHAT’S YOUR WORK SETUP LOOK LIKE?
The core to our newsroom is Slack, where we coordinate and share information.
WHAT DO YOU DO OR GO TO GET INSPIRED?
Running. We’re all over-stimulated, so I find that the ability to spend an hour alone and with my thoughts a key way to stay fresh and come up with new ideas.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF WRITING OR QUOTE?
“It doesn’t always get worse.” — anonymous ultramarathoner
WHAT IS THE PASSIONATE PROBLEM YOU ARE TACKLING AT THE MOMENT?
I’m not sure if it’s a problem, but I spend a lot of time working on how our team can work better together. There are 23 people on my team, in NYC and London. The hardest thing for any company or manager is to get people working on the same page.
IS THERE A PRODUCT, SOLUTION OR TOOL THAT MAKES YOU THINK IT IS A GOOD DESIGN FOR YOUR DIGITAL PUBLISHING EFFORTS?
Not really. All tools have their upsides and downsides.
ANY ADVICE FOR AMBITIOUS DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS JUST STARTING OUT?
Find a focus area and become an expert.