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The Business of Content

Dec 9, 2020

Per Grankvist had the kind of media career most journalists only dream of. He was a high-profile columnist for a leading newspaper and a regular face on one of Sweden’s top broadcast networks. But over time he grew disillusioned with mainstream media and its tendency to dumb down coverage of complicated policy issues.

So Per quit his traditional media jobs and launched his own outlet. It started with just an Instagram account that explained thorny election issues, but from there it blossomed into an entire media outlet that spanned across social media, podcasts, and newsletters.

I recently interviewed Per about how he built the company, his approach to monetization, and whether he misses working for mainstream media publications.