April 25, 2018
The November Edition

In Search of a Better Business Model

We are just coming off the heels of our Future of Advertising and Publishing event in conjunction with the Tow Center of Digital Journalism @ Columbia University and the Harvard Shorenstein Center, and our heads are bursting with ideas about the state of publishing today. The timing couldn’t be better: the spectacular rise of fake news, the power of platforms to disintermediate publishers and even influence elections – all of this leaves us with lots of questions about distribution of and sustainable business models for publishing today. This month we take a closer look at the nuanced and surprising ways in which media is evolving in the digital economy.

Next Edition | November 29, 2017

In This Edition

Each edition explores a facet of the digital economy and investigates the forces transforming it.



  1. Elizabeth Hansen

    Elizabeth Hansen

    Elizabeth is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

  2. Nicco Mele

    Nicco Mele

    Nicco Mele is the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

  3. Emily Bell

    Emily Bell

    Emily is founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism.

  4. Bharat Anand

    Bharat Anand

    Bharat is a Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, is the faculty chair of the HBX initiative, and serves on the HarvardX Faculty Committee.

  5. John Deighton

    John Deighton

    John is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

  6. Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Felix is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit, and the Senior Associate Dean of the MBA Program at Harvard Business School.

  7. Janet Balis

    Janet Balis

    Janet is a Partner, Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment at Betaworks, a studio of digital companies in New York City.