Aug 20, 2012

Meet the hipster savant guiding News Ltd to digital glory

Kim Williams has seen the future -- and it's got a tattoo, a handlebar moustache and a CV long enough to stretch from one end of Holt Street to another.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Kim Williams has seen the future — and it’s got a tattoo, a handlebar moustache and a CV long enough to stretch from one end of Holt Street to another.

Crikey understands that News Limited’s CEO has convened an ongoing academy to help his most senior employees embrace the opportunities of the digital age. Newspaper editors, executives and sales and marketing heads from across the country come together for regular sessions. News’ head of editorial Campbell Reid and The Australian‘s editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell are among those involved.

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11 thoughts on “Meet the hipster savant guiding News Ltd to digital glory

  1. Sancho

    A hipster is perfect for the job. They often meet the description Vice gave to rich girls:

At some point in the relationship, despite her bohemian pretensions and transgressive art project, you’ll realise that she is a Tory. Listen out for tell-tale opinions like, “Well I don’t see why I should have to give away all my money to other people,” and “Daddy didn’t go on the dole, he went out and started a company / formed Duran Duran.””

  2. Edward James

    The Telegraph received a mention. Am I the only one who has noticed how bad its on line work product has become? It presents like no one really cares anymore. Edward James

  3. JamesH

    “Spimes” were invented/coined/theorized by Bruce Sterling in 2004, and are not Hammersley’s idea at all. My impression is that just about everything attributed to Hammersley in this article is recycled Sterling.

  4. Ben Hammersley

    Oh, I credit Spimes to Bruce very heavily, don’t worry. There are 64 concepts in the book, hence the title, and all of them get their proper histories told, as they’re being explained.


    You have a magnificent moustache Mr Hammersley. Just putting that out there.

  6. Liamj

    Hire in as many blatherers as you like Mr Williams, gee-whiz hype is no substitute for credibility.

  7. izatso?

    How absolutley marvelous for you, Mr. H. …… to be there so close to Rupe’s End ….. one would almost pay ….. almost. (…. from an old St. Brides boy…. )

  8. Bryannai Baillieu

    Maybe he could work out how to fix their paywall so it actually works. Seriously it just displays how incompetent they are at running a business

  9. izatso?

    ….naughty how these hacks still get their fax mix up, Mr. H. ….. any chance of …. ? Nah, thought not. Good Luck with this mob.

  10. jordan ketty

    Feel comfortable with the possibility of starting an age gap relationship on where people think just like you May be you have experienced a lot in life already and now want a totally different type of relationship. Recapture some of your youth and try striking up.

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