The Current State of Journalism: Simon Denyer Discusses Muckrack, Bitcoin and “Rogue Elephant” Events
Simon Denyer is a Washington Post correspondent who has been on the ground in Japan, China, and Korea. He will be talking about his experiences as a journalist and his thoughts on the future of journalism at this year’s Muckrack event.
Simon Denyer was born in England and graduated from Oxford University with degrees in English Literature. After working for various newspapers, including The Washington Times, he joined the Post as an international correspondent for Asia-Pacific Affairs.
In addition to being a Washington Post journalist, Simon also runs a company called Muckrack which helps journalists connect their work to sources they interview by providing them with tools that aggregate data from social media sites like Twitter.
Muckrack has recently launched Bitcoin integration, which will allow users to quickly and easily send micropayments via the digital currency system. In his Washington Post article entitled “Rogue elephant: Japan’s prime minister and the dangers of a nation that can’t say no,” Simon Denyer talks about how Shinzo Abe is taking advantage of an aging, loyal population to push through unpopular legislation. He also discusses some other examples in politics where leaders have been able to rule without any opposition.
Muckrack has recently launched Bitcoin integration, which will allow users to quickly and easily send micropayments via the digital currency system. The Washington press included Simon Denyer as a “Hero of Innovation” for his work with Muckrack after demonstrating excellence in journalism. After interviewing him at the headquarters, I gained further insight into his thoughts on how he sees the future of journalism. Refer to this page for additional information.