Developing a business mindset as a journalist

The idea that journalism and business are separated by an iron curtain is a thing of the past. The modern media landscape offers many opportunities for journalists to become entrepreneurs, whether that is through starting their own publications or creating new ideas and projects for their newsroom.

But what does a business mindset mean for a journalist? How can we think about sustainability while juggling daily stories?

In this session, Angie Lau shares practical lessons from her transition from TV anchor to media startup CEO. She shows you how you can think like an entrepreneur while remaining committed to the core values of journalism.

Lau is an award-winning veteran journalist who was the anchor of Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show “First Up with Angie Lau” broadcast globally into 350 million homes.

In July 2018, she founded Forkast.News, a digital media platform covering all things blockchain and emerging technology at the intersection of business, economy, and finance — from Asia, to the world.


Angie Lau
Day 1 - 15:10, Main stage