Chris Stokel-Walker is a British journalist specializing in YouTube and digital culture. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including BBC, Wired, The Economist, The Guardian, and BuzzFeed.
In this episode, Chris and I explore the intersection of politics and social media platforms. We discuss U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent critiques of large tech firms, social media’s impact on the changing nature of public speech, and the implications of fake news. Chris also shares a few findings from his upcoming book YouTubers, including the impact of YouTube’s recent policy updates, why he considers Jake Paul “the first post-modern YouTuber,” and what happens when creators outgrow the content their audience enjoys.
Host: James Creech
ABOUT THE SHOW
All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.
ABOUT THE HOST
James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
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