Felix Salmon is widely admired as one of the most insightful commentators on the finance world today. He combines an outsider’s willingness to speak truth to power with an insider’s understanding of how to make power actually listen. He is well known for tackling subjects from regulation to derivatives with a zest and a sense of fun unusual in financial writing.
As the senior editor at Fusion, Felix is breaking new ground in bringing intelligent financial analysis to a wider and younger audience, using animation, videos, data visualization, and more. This is just the latest step in his career as a popular online voice; he has written for Roubini Global Economics, Conde Nast Portfolio (where he originated the Market Movers financial blog), and most recently Reuters, where his work was awarded numerous accolades including the Loeb Award.
This experience allows Felix to bring a practitioner's insight to technology, digital media, and the internet. Viral sharing; the relationship of text and images online; the future of news, criticism, and tastemaking — Felix speaks on all of these with great acumen.
His work also has appeared in a variety of print publications, including Wired, The New York Times, New York magazine, and Euromoney magazine.
The end of journalism as a career? | International Journalism Festival
Technological Change | Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
On Creating Tech | DLD14
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This event was held a few days after the British Referendum — [Felix] was excellent. Getting into politics is always going to be controversial but his willingness to take on some extremely thorny topics while the Brexit result was still reverberating was what I was after.
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