Managing Editor, The Information
Martin Peers was previously Media and Marketing bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, overseeing the paper's coverage of the media and entertainment industries. Before that, he was Deputy Editor of Heard on the Street, the paper's financial analysis section. Martin was a prolific writer of columns about the convergence of technology and media; he predicted that Android would end up dominating the global smartphone market, analyzed the implications of cord-cutting on the cable television industry and warned Amazon and HBO they were at risk of losing to Netflix. Martin joined the Journal in 1999 and covered—and often broke—a string of huge media stories for the paper, including AOL's takeover of Time Warner, Viacom's merger with CBS and cable magnate John Malone's battle with Rupert Murdoch. Before joining the Journal, he covered the business side of the entertainment industry for Daily Variety and Variety in New York.