The InPublishing Podcast


Uwern Jong

Season 4, Ep. 5

James Evelegh talks to Uwern Jong, founder & editor-in-chief of OutThere, about: 

• why his preferred title is 'experientialist-in-chief'

• why publishing should be as much about delivering inspiration, as information

• why he's still in love with print ("there's nothing as tactile or experiential")

• his approach to the pandemic ("I'm a glass half full type of person and not one to wallow in doom & gloom") and helping his audience to #keepyourmindtravelling

• how the pandemic gave them a chance to take stock and work out what's really important for OutThere

• how the publishing world is taking steps to become more inclusive, but "there's still a long way to go".

• why every company should have a diversity strategy

• how travel helps expand your horizons and make you a better person

• his most memorable travel experience and which two destinations are top of his bucket list

• why he believes that publishers should focus on creating outstanding content and ditch the clickbait

• and much more

(This interview was recorded on 21st October.)

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